Written by Geoff Talbot — Co Founder of The Seven Sentence Blog
This week in The Huffington Post, Dr. James Canton, a futurist predicted that by 2025 robots will be delivering our babies (read here). What do you think about that?
One of the greatest delights of my life was catching my son Gabriel as he entered the world; and I just can’t help but wonder if R2-D2 would still let me do that!
What’s interesting to me is that no matter how much we automate, a human being still longs for the human touch, that intensely human personal interaction that tells us that we still matter.
You can’t automate the human touch, you may be able to copy it very accurately, but even then it will always lack that certain familiar warmth, that spontaneously irregularity, that life-giving sense of comradeship.
We need to be careful that we don’t use technology to hide, to falsely self protect, to literally avoid the human touch (that we each so desperately need) at all costs in the name of efficiency.
There is another way that we can use technology of course, we can use it to find our compadres, to connect more accurately, to know each other more deeply and to share the joy of being unique human with the world.