Vision paper Tony Yao
By Tony Yao
May 7, 2017
A Journalist’s dairy
Another ‘new’ day of my life.
My supervisor Johnny told me to interview some of the handmake cloth companies in China. Come on, who knows about those hand-make clothes anymore. After the launch of Amazon look around 5 years ago, people has long been controlled by this ‘fancy’ clothing guide machine.
Human kind is becoming lazier and lazier. All those convenient AR stuff has cut all human’s ability to use their mind to a lowest level ever! Nobody is trying to find a cloth at a store, they all ordered online and try them out with a fancy AR mirror. No more searching, all you have to do is ask Alexa and everything is done. What a lazy world it is!
Luckily, there are still somebody working on traditional clothing art. The couple I interviewed today never sell their cloth on a fancy clothing website. Their opinion is customers should try before buying a new cloth because they can’t feel the cloth when they buy them online.
I am so worried that one day human may lose their ability to decide and feel the world due to these fancy technologies but they are convenient for sure. Oh, shit, Alexa is warning me to sleep right now. To have a health body, these voice recognition system is doing some good.
Today, our last camera man quit his job and our company became one of the “auto” tv channels in this country. This guy, Egzon, has been a single camera man for the past year and we had some great footages. The problem is, we don’t really need a camera man anymore. Egzon gets paid so few that even he is a single guy without a greedy living style can’t live on this salary anymore.
The problem comes four to five years ago when wearable and portable cameras gone viral and even a 5-years kid can take a good picture and great shoots of video without even learning. All those drones and automatic staff fulfill people’s need for a memory saving machine but also cut out people’s passion on actually get some complex picture taking done.
This goes worse when amazon got their first ever auto wearable 360 cameras online. With the capability of shooting all around you with a 16k definition, there is no need to bring a camera with you anymore. All pictures and videos can be shoot automatically and it is impossible to make any human mistakes such as missing the scene or losing focus. To a TV company like us, a single investment in a machine is much better to keep all those camera staff working.
Egzon is a good guy. He is just not born in a good time when you can still make money with you excellent filming skills. May be he can still make this one of his hobbies but there is no space for him in the company.
What a shame.
P.S. May be one day I will also be cut out because they might no longer need a journalist anymore. Who knows.
I can’t remember when is the last time I have to drive a car myself.
Self-driving cars are easy to use, much safer than human drivers and helps to prevent traffic jams. With these technology boost 2 years ago. I no longer drive any more. Am I kind of missing the passion and joy when I can drive myself?
I interviewed a car manufacture today and they are saying that next year they might cut the human emergency driving function out. Jimmy, the CEO of VW, announce that with great excitement.
“We are safer than ever!”
What about the joy once we have?
Driving a car was so much fun but it is illegal right now to prevent car crashes and traffic jams. With all those sensors input and connected to cloud, the traffic is certainly more liquid but getting from one place to another is lacking fun.
I can still remember the days when I can feel the vibration of my steering wheel. I can still remember the passion when I turn into corners. I can still remember the joy when I first change my brakes.
Now it’s all gone.
No more human drivers- as the law says.
The only “human” driver you can see is from racing competitions while they are not actually driving anymore while sitting in a small cockpit and remotely control their cars. What’s the point!
The technology is developing with the cost of our joyfulness, so what’s the point of that?
Worst birthday ever.
I lost my job because the company decide to use drones to took our jobs. All they need is 5 people sitting in the room all day to cover all the news online and interview others using drones.
It is not unpredictable.
Last time when I was attending a government conference, they all use drones. All this big news rooms, I am the only human. The secretary of the home security didn’t show up. She sent her drones. All the major tv companies didn’t show up, they sent their drones.
That was a terrible experience. All you can hear is the spin of fans and you are the only one who has to get paper based materials.
I love my job and I think that there is a purpose to get face to face with another people and hear from them what they truly think and their facial expressions are the most satisfactory moment during each conversation.
I feel alive.
But humanity can’t beat money. Well, in each ways. AI is taking control. They are much cheaper and they don’t make mistakes.
Guess it is time for us to leave the stage.
Or the human kind as well?
Seven days after this dairy.
AI take over and erase human kind.