Will the machines eventually take over every job? So what do we have to do?
The Machines Will Take Our Jobs In The Near Future. How Should We Prepare For This? Our rituals also add meaning to time. Wasting time is a humanitarian situation, embrace this situation. Technology can allow us to live more than one time at a time.
Business thinker Tim Leberecht, in his speech, which is the subject of our article, talks about how we can take control of our life by using our time for more meaningful and great purposes nowadays, when we are moving step by step towards a new world where we will have less workload and even become unemployed.
Most of us divide a day into three parts: 8 hours of work, 8 hours of fun, and 8 hours of sleep. But what do you think will happen when the "idea that in the future most jobs will be handled by machines, not humans" - which scientific studies predict will happen within 20 years - with a 50 percent chance? Moreover, how does this affect our perception of time?
In the relatively near future when traditional employment will cease to be a part of our lives, we humans will have to redefine how we can have a good life. Or to put it another way, we will have to determine from the beginning how we will use our time.
However, it cannot be said that we are well equipped to do this. Most of us have been programmed since childhood to spend our time, even every second we spend, as productively as possible. In our spare time, the brands and advertisements of that day compete fiercely for our remaining attention and time - it's up to you to choose to spend an afternoon linger at the mall, at the movie theater, or on Netflix or on your Twitter feed.
In this near future where most of us will work less than 8 hours, we will face three main challenges: living our lives at our own time (not our boss), making sense of our unstructured time, and measuring the true value of time.
Here are the things you should consider in this process where you will re-evaluate your attitude towards time:
1. What makes time meaningful is "OUR STORIES".
To keep up with changing times, we must have a strong sense of self that can withstand the storm and challenge our reductionist self, which is just the sum of our past data. We can only achieve the highest efficiency - that is, a strong sense of self - through a narrative medium, which is nothing more than our story.
Our Story ‘Why am I here? Who am I? Where am I going? etc. It will connect the questions with the past, present and future. This protects us from mistaking that the most valuable time is not yet wasted, but also avoids short-term thoughts - which we tend to at both individual and organizational levels. Many initiatives in the style of "building a business for 100 years" are aimed at overcoming this short-term bias and encouraging us to think more holistically. They also determine how we spend our time before the end of its useful life.
This "unique story" you will have will be your compass in all this turmoil. So stop, be alone in your loneliness and listen to the sound of your own story. Or read a book, watch movies, gather around a huge fire with your friends or a group of people you don't even know and listen to their stories - sometimes you can find yourself in someone else's story.
2. Our rituals also add meaning to time.
The more you evaluate your life in all its aspects, the more your time literacy will have to go beyond chronos (numerical time) that includes what the Greeks call "kairos". Another way to catch Kairos is to rely on the old method: Rituals.
Rituals, like kairos, or favorable time periods, are qualitative and subjective rather than quantitative and objective. Rituals allow you to repeat deep experiences while ensuring that your experiences are personal and unique. They combine the excitement of "being in the right place at the right time" with the assurance of "being in the same place at the same time".
For example, imagine that you are creating rituals for your children who stepped into the digital world by purchasing their first smartphones or their first social media accounts to organize events to celebrate their coming of age. Could such a teaching lead to a more humane digital world?
A problem with the aging people around you. What kinds of rituals can you easily incorporate into your life? Rituals allow you to divide time in a meaningful way; Moreover, they do this without making you effort to measure your existence value. Rituals will be your savior when your boundaries blur the difference between past, present, and future, or when different life stages make the bond between work and leisure and man and machine indistinguishable from good. Rituals assist you in appreciating, recognizing and emphasizing transitional processes or other special moments in your life.
3. Loss of time is a human condition, embrace this situation.
In the uncertain future of the business world, the main task of both employees and retirees who will no longer have any jobs will be to manage this "useless" time abundance well. In fact, gig economy workers will have to deal with filling the spare time between these short-term jobs. (The Gig Economy is the way that companies work with temporary and short-term contracts instead of making indefinite contracts with their employees) This way, although the gap between your job and your salary will close, it is certain that you will be quite rich in anxiety and anxiety. Each of us will have to face a life of boredom, as most tasks will be carried out by machines much faster than humans. Addicted to motion, you claim that you are bored in today's world, and those around you will think that you are the boring one. Because in today's conditions, being bored is equivalent to getting lost. If you are a boring person, you will be the loser. Of course, it is not right to see boredom as a symptom of illness.
When we are bored, instead of dealing with something and avoiding this distress, we force ourselves to be alone with our restlessness, which will increase our resistance and mental flexibility. We have to learn to be friends with boredom to prepare for the future. Meditation and mindfulness activities have emerged to give people the ability to feel peaceful in unstructured time periods. In a similar way, social psychologist Amy Cuddy has deeply examined the concept of "now", that is, the phenomenon of being "here" in full and in safety. He argues that wasting time may be a virtue. Because the waste of time is seen as a source of scientific discovery, innovation and progress. In fact, wasting time will take people as far as exploring extreme ideas.
As an example of "wasting time", we can show the wandering urban travelers of the 19th century. The new favorite of today's modern "drifter" has become three-dimensional technologies such as virtual reality or artificial intelligence instead of streets and avenues. For example, take a look at Pokémon Go, a mobile game that can be played online with "augmented reality" technology on smartphones. (The aim of the game is to go to specific addresses in real life and catch Pokémon characters that are there. You have to collect Pokémon and wander the streets to create your own collection.) The game skillfully combines reward-driven action with open-ended exploration - with off-topic words, winding roads, and random encounters. The nineteenth-century historian and writer Anais Bazin was once regarded as "Paris's only true drifter." Perhaps 21st century idleness will be the "only real human domination" of the machine age.
4. Technology can allow us to live more than one time at a time.
We humans count time by dividing it into small, equal series of units: hour, minute, second. However, using technology it is possible to devote time to extremely personal units that only mean special to us. "Quantitative self" applications such as Chronos, Instant, and RescueTime let you collect data on your waking and sleep times and give you much more control over every second.
By the way, although it may sound ironic, using such apps and tools will help you save time, while some apps - Facebook, Twitter, and many sites like Amazon - want to steal your attention, the currency of personal time. Attention is a non-renewable resource, and we become more and more aware of how much time we lose because of such time thieves.
However, Silicon Valley's ultimate triumph could be to make the chronological concept of time obsolete. Artificial intelligence can help you store your own versions and extend your lifespan (with innovations like the immortal AI twin). Visualize the results of your actions (and even themselves) for you; predictive analytics help you anticipate events and make much smarter decisions about the future.
All this reveals that just as we can easily travel between different time zones today, we will be able to travel between different lifelines in the near future. Already, virtual reality and artificial intelligence technologies allow you to experience time shift with our avatar (image or icon representing the person), our environment, or both, taking into account an old or future version of our perception of reality. Even soon, we will be able to move on to experience the pleasure and pressure of time, including the past, present and future, at the same time. In fact, you may need a new word to describe this new dimension of time: holotime (holistic time) - refers to a nonlinear and three-dimensional time.
5. Now is the time for time literacy!
So, what can we do to reassess your attitude to time?
Let us include time literacy in our schools as a course from primary school to university, present it as a basic module of corporate learning and leadership programs, and make this fact a lifelong topic of discussion. We can continue to use tracking practices to improve our quantitative understanding of time, learn new habits from rituals to evaluate the qualitative aspects of time, visit our past and future versions, and perform certain tasks that will give us an understanding of how to manage time. These are composing, playing and recording music; creating or editing a podcast or video; designing and producing activities; keeping a diary and writing a story (our own story) etc. are tasks.
Time literacy doesn't just force you to be more conscious of your own time and how you spend it; It also allows you to encourage other people to examine how they will use their time.
It will be your greatest helper until the day (today and in the future) when you fill your time on earth.