In an age where technology is developing faster and stronger every day, it is normal to ask ourselves: where does man stand in front of machines?
Computing and information technology have evolved rapidly. The machines bring benefits of efficiency, scalability and predictability. Any activity that can be captured and described in a computer algorithm will necessarily go to a machine, because of the obvious advantages that they have over humans in such jobs.
What is left for a human being to do? What does a human being do that a machine can not duplicate? Where would humans be needed in the entire industrial chain?
- No machine can offer creativity. The machines can repeat, synchronize, reorganize, superimpose and juxtapose. All these are logical activities, done with a reason, made for a cause. Creativity is made without cause and beyond reason. Creativity is not a product of the usual processes of the mind. It requires freedom and faith, none of which is possible for a system created by the mind.
- A machine can follow, analyze, explain, all according to its programming, but no machine can understand it. Wherever there is a need for innate understanding, man will have to intervene. All understanding is meditative, and machines cannot be designed to meditate.
- No machine can empathize or love. No machine design can incorporate compassion. Machines know the attraction and the repulsion, the acceptance, the rejection and everything that is interposed but neither will ask about the truth or the purpose of life. No machine can go beyond its programming and design.
When analyzing these differences we realize that technology and human being are not really fighting with each other; If not as in any work team, are the same differences what make a stronger team, where each member can fully exploit their skills and strengths.
Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. – Steve Jobs