How can artificial intelligence make people unemployed and rich?

Mr. Zhu Jiaming’s article “Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Economy and Economics” is excellent and inspires us to think about artificial intelligence from an economic perspective. AI (artificial intelligence) will inevitably replace many people and cause a lot of unemployment. But at the same time, it will also bring unprecedented opportunities to small companies and individuals.

Zhu Jiaming believes: “1. Artificial intelligence has completely changed the main body of economic activities as we originally understood it. 2. Artificial intelligence has changed the infrastructure of traditional economic activities. 3. It is artificial intelligence that has changed the composition of production factors.”

After the advent of computers, production factors and infrastructure have changed; this change is unsurprising. The most important thing is the first point in the formulation. In other words, artificial intelligence, like humans, has a dominant position in economic activities. So, what is the relationship between humans and robots?

The titles for people included nobles, freemen, slaves, and citizens. Do robots have citizenship rights? Who can represent the power of robots? Should it have human rights? It’s scary to think about it this way. But these are still far away.

The question that affects us the most is: Will I lose my job?

Zhu Jiaming believes: “Strictly speaking, no one today dares to say that their job will not be replaced by artificial intelligence. Not only ordinary workers, engineers, and even scientists are also included in the category of being replaced to a certain extent. .” And all this is within the legal scope, which scares the baby to death.

Robots replace people because their productivity is so high that it can exhaust all human knowledge and cannot be achieved by a single person; because robots do not consume, the cost is meager, and the cost of use is almost zero. Those who understand this best are the big tech companies, which started cutting jobs early. Musk’s secretary asked for a salary increase, but Musk put her on leave for two weeks and laid her off when she returned. Because her job was replaced by “smart tools.”

We don’t know what AI will replace, but we can understand what won’t. If it is not replaced, it will be revalued.

People themselves will not be replaced. Can robots own the properties we can own? It doesn’t work. That’s a plus for humans.

We can have many robots; we can fire robots; can robots fire us? It is an uncertain question. It’s also a plus for humans.

Humans can consume, but robots do not. It is also a plus for humans.

Relational capabilities: Does the robot have the ability to establish its group relationships? Robots have network relationships and cannot be understood as group relationships. If not, communities of people exist; how can robots build their own? Without a community, no organization exists, and no individual, no matter how powerful, can be an opponent of the organization.

In terms of manufacturing capabilities, robots are always subordinate capabilities. Even in fully automatic production lines, autonomous robots for dangerous operations are still controlled by humans.

Learning abilities are different from each other. Not a plus for people.

Thinking ability, including deep thinking and reasoning ability, is a plus point for people.

The ability to innovate, including imagination, is also a plus for humans.

There are also non-economic factors, such as morality, faith, self-control, etc., which are all plus points for human beings and will not be discussed in this article.

Through discussion, we can rest assured that when it comes to robots, humans still have huge advantages before 2045. Artificial intelligence is still just our advanced tool.

The current relationship between humans and robots is like the relationship between slaves and slave owners.

In other words, the more slaves with various skills an enslaver hires, the more powerful he becomes. Slaves still consume, but robots do not. If we think of a company as a slave owner, obviously the extent to which it adopts robots is a measure of its company. This indicator is quantifiable.

The social software Discord has 650 employees. The software is terrible. They don’t know how to socialize and can’t match the level of WeChat and TikTok. The biggest feature is that there are various robots. One of the intelligent mapping software called Midjourney has only 11 people. The turnover of both enterprises is the same, US$100 million last year. If this software is separated, further developed, and added to many apps, it will obviously be a sales job. This type of salesperson can work part-time. That is to say, in addition to maintaining the company’s system, it can also maintain the same system of other companies. How to find such a part-time job? Join the midjourney community to find people who need help. Although still rudimentary, the community will improve.

Achieving part-time and passive income through the community is the biggest challenge after the emergence of Bitcoin. It challenges the corporate system. Taking a fixed salary seems anachronistic in the age of artificial intelligence. The Bitcoin community is also very rudimentary and is still a technical community. On top of it, improving the community system will be more vital. Things like Midjourney were invented in the United States. It is a characteristic of American thinking. Only the Chinese can make innovations at the application level. It is valid for Bitcoin, WeChat, and TikTok. I am very optimistic about the comprehensive innovation capabilities of the Chinese people.

Artificial intelligence has brought about changes in productivity, and blockchain has brought about changes in production relations, becoming the two cornerstones of future society. In 1999, Microsoft launched Project Venus to promote the concept of information appliances. Ten years later, mobile phones led the revolution of information appliances, and all its goals were achieved. Today’s Web3, metaverse, artificial intelligence, and blockchain will be a new world in less than ten years, and the prospects will be more precise.

The future is already here!

First, the company’s size will be further reduced in the future. Narrow it down to mostly just the core team. Ethereum has a market value of hundreds of billions of dollars, and its core team, the Ethereum Foundation, has less than 20 people.

Giant corporations need to be broken up and restructured. Some people criticize Jack Ma for splitting the company into six parts, based on traditional company theory, without understanding what Jack Ma saw. In fact, Jack Ma’s actions are still very restrained.

Outsourcing will be further expanded, and Ethereum’s investment combines outsourcing and self-operation.

Large public clouds will disintegrate just as the mainframe disappears.

Various robots are widely used.

Small companies, individuals, and communities rise.

The boundaries between companies and communities are becoming increasingly blurred, and large companies are also moving into community-based operations.

Companies with sufficient community operations will surpass the market value of companies with insufficient community operations, such as Apple, and become No. 1 in the capital market.

There is inertia in society, and there is information asymmetry. We need to find a community that suits us now and work part-time. Because human value will not be replaced, you are selling your value every time you join a community. The more communities you enter, the more opportunities there will be. If the community suits you, you can make a small fortune.

The above discussion about the future does not elaborate on it. In September 2013, Carl B Fray of Oxford University and others believed in the article “The Future of Employment” that half of the more than 700 occupations that can be counted will disappear. I guess that’s conservative. You see, the current value of Bitcoin is 500 billion US dollars. Does the Bitcoin system have managers to maintain the value of Bitcoin? All real management positions do not exist. But it is still not an ideal architecture, and the problems exposed still need to be improved!

On February 24, 2023, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman issued an official statement giving a roadmap for developing so-called super artificial intelligence, an intelligence beyond human beings. Although the statement is very cautious, I felt chills running down my spine after reading it. For the singularity 2045, here is Mr. Kai-Fu Lee’s point of view. And Atiman thinks it will be sooner.

Our initial analysis of humans and artificial intelligence will make us feel at ease that humans still have advantages. The old positions have gone, and new positions must be created because people will not disappear. The more innovation there is, the more new jobs will be made, and with the support of artificial intelligence, production efficiency will be higher. Reform must significantly improve and liberate productivity. It is the most valuable essential experience of China’s 40-year reform path. Artificial intelligence will create wealth, and those who master artificial intelligence will be richer. Still, the poor will also become rich because blockchain may make the world transparent and fair. Interested readers can search for relevant articles on the chainless community (chainless, hk).

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