Will Robots Rule The World?

by Patrick Liew on August 27, 2018

Will Robots Rule The World?

The faster the world changes, the more we should return to the roots of our being, the core of our values, the heart of our aspirations.

These are things that you cannot find online or download from the Internet.

Neither can they be programmed and executed by robots, drones, and other automated technology.

These technology cannot fulfill the deepest human needs, enhance our sense of security and stability, and help us reach out to develop meaningful and satisfying relationships.

In this regard, Charles Darwin’s “the fittest will survive” or Leon C. Megginson’s “the most adaptable will survive” should not hold true anymore.

The advancement of technology should be underpinned and guided by moral, ethical and spiritual innovations.

The rise of more advanced machines should help us become more enlightened in focusing on what truly matters in work and life.

As a result, we should become more purposeful, productive and progressive to achieve worthier pursuits.

Technology should unleash human potential to do well and do good – in a cheaper, better, and faster way.

As I’ve always said, the worst disease is not to have a heart for people and the environment.

In the near future, technology will put into our hands the power to create accelerated and scalable problems or accelerated and scalable solutions.

If most people do not believe in the good of humanity, cyberspace may become a godless, lawless, and values-less world.

Then, perhaps we may have to go through another:

– Big Bang (Think nuclear bombs made through 3-D printing technology with some fissile material);

– Ice Age (Think uncontrolled climate change); or

– Pandemic Crisis (Think lab-generated viruses as bioweapons) to reboot humanity.

– Or worse, an Apocalypse to end the human story.

But I have faith in the human spirit.

I have faith that we will rise up to leverage power of advanced technology.

We will ride on power of machines and with collective consciousness to eradicate war, poverty, pain and suffering.

We will return back to fulfill our Maker’s design for us to love one another and look after the beautiful garden we call Planet Earth.

May the fourth industrial revolution lead us to a revolution of enlightened minds.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

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