The future of drones?
I am writing this post as I really find what most people think about, or the grand issues and problems with emotions and life, and worry about the stuff of the world, no matter how fast it can go away – most don’t realize it, or have never experienced it. If you have, then you seem to loosen up a bit with life and try to work on yourself and making oneself more patient with others. I can write about the process, the time spent trying to change, and how slow it really does (or does it really) take to change one part of the core of your being.
Getting upset is never fun, it wastes and drains energy and time from more constructive things, but in life, you will get plenty of times to change as you have to deal with the world, perhaps more with people different than you, in a dynamic world. I am not sure why people like to create some static space they call home in such a dynamic world, but most of us do.
Such is why the world is probably not going to change with people we don’t have enough people to teach us how, we don’t now how, or we don’t want to change.
It takes too much work? Too much effort? It takes too long to see any change?
Instead, we are really good toolmakers, we find a problem and we make and invent a thing to make us feel better and solve the problem. One definition of insanity is to try the same thing and expect a different result. While the technology or tool is new, is it really just a different color of the same thing?
The world of drones will be upon us. It is an interesting time with self driving cars, really interesting flying drones, there are already automated robotic inventory and warehouse bots that work around the clock to make our lives easier, all they seem to need is power and software updates long enough for their planned obsolescence life to be fulfilled and newer technologies to happen.
This morning, in the middle of a squabble with another human, I thought about the future, and how the world will soon be filled with robotic helpers, assistants, drivers, and delivery crafts.
Then the mischievous side of me that I put under wraps in 1996 came out. I though about what the world will be with the world where curious minds would wonder, “what would happen if?” Or “is it possible to take control of this?” And apply it for albeit fun, but mischievous needs. Basically to hack drones. Or in the one case, I wondered if I would ever get to Colorado and be sitting on the rock and see someone flying a drone around.
In that part of the road, we have people who drive jeeps, drink a bit, and shoot wayward trees. Yes, that is correct, I have never heard or seen more gunfire with people shooting trees that are standing still, harming no one, and just trying to grow – even though there is a shooting range a few miles up the road.
I thought about the inner cities of the future, and it resembled some of the futuristic movies where 3d layers of objects somehow fill the air and never collide. Or a food delivery is brought outside your window on the 201st story of a high rise.
I guess we will all have to pay for drone insurance in the future? Just in case one crashes into you and your property, or one you own does damage to another person or their property.
This is the sadness of life – we will have lawyers in the future on TV “did your drone hurt another? Did you get hurt by another’s drone? Even if it was your fault, we can get you money!”
What is frustrating today, is that despite the time and effort I put into working on making a better person, it feels like all I am doing is failing in a world that wants to remain the same, or conform to a way of life that doesn’t really want to change.
We all somehow want it to magically happen to us, by taking some pill, plugging into something, or having the wherewithal to actually not have to do anything. Just live our lives in the same way each day, expecting change to happen from elsewhere first. We second.
Days like today making one question the meaning of life. Some days you get down fighting for change, yet, you have to come to a place where maybe the world simply really isn’t going to change?
You just get up, keep trying, and realize the only thing you can change, is yourself.