Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Haters will hate in 2017
Many people fear technology. Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse.
Electric cars are dangerous for blind people.
Technology is advancing by solving the current problems, and people are still against clean energy, because people working in oil and gas (and coal) will lose their jobs.
Self driving cars will make truck drivers obsolete. Uber drivers soon will not have jobs too.
When streaming videos became more popular, have they thought about how many Blockbusters will they put out of business?
The fact is, there are always something new in the horizon. sometimes it is incremental with minor changes, and sometimes the change and wipe our whole industries. Digital cameras put a lot of photo development shops out of business, and smartphones and tablets also killed the whole PDA and personal calculator market.
Online media, the kindle and other digital publishing is probably responsible for the slow down of print media.
No matter what innovation we bring, people will be affected and we need to understand how to mitigate the effects. Automation in the near future will make a lot of manufacturing jobs obsolete. In most cases, the benefits outweigh the problems and when it is financially viable, change will happen.
No matter how good your solutions to the problems are, the haters will hate. Sometimes they do so because they felt offended as they did not come out with the solution themselves and are jealous, and other times, they are affected by the progress you have made, and they don't want to adapt.
People who think they are creating good social impact should focus more on the impact and less on how others view them. If you want to please everyone, sometimes, progress is impeded. As a result, more people are harmed in the long run.
No matter what you do, Haters will hate. So keep calm and carry on, do what you think is good and keeps you happy.
-- Robin Low