With all of the hype, noise and emotion around AI and robotics, we thought it would be good to highlight a way to create a “human robot”. Since we’re still several years away from robotics, we may as well create human robots in the near-term. Besides, a human robot can still be underpaid and deliver results that are beneficial for any business/government. There are still risks to robotics at this time and by creating human robots we’ll maintain our higher margin businesses for the foreseeable future
Step 1 – Learn to Break Them Down Mentally: By going after someone from a physical perspective, we can see a lot of risks in the future. Physical pain can result in strength gains and the ones who survive physical abuse will likely live the longest making the future generations stronger and stronger. This is a bad thing as we don’t want to have “human robots” with more and more strength. Instead… By slowly breaking the human down from a mental perspective he will 1) think that this is “just the way things are”, 2) will be trapped in the “I deserve something for doing nothing” mental model and 3) is more likely to preach the same ideas to future generations since everyone believes they are above average intelligence. The third part is likely the most important as we have never met a single person who says “I am below average on the intelligence spectrum”.
Step 2 – Linear Path Model: Now that everyone is on the same page: “breaking down a human mentally is the smartest route” we have to create system that is contained. Lets go with a “linear progression model” in a standardized school system. We’ll let the extremely intelligent humans take slightly more advanced classes (maybe a grade above) so they feel like they are progressing at a faster rate than the average students. By placing some barriers around learning (making it difficult for them to take calculus at age 10 for example) we can prevent them from learning at advanced rates of speed. We’ll keep them in this system for as long as possible, 13 years for starters and encourage them to continue down the linear model for as long as possible (college). Slowly but surely they will move up to the next level of learning in very stable and boring functions (linear) which gives us more time to “teach them” how to progress.
Step 3 – Make Them Commit to the System: As you can see the system is pretty brilliant. Everyone appears to be progressing at their own rate (we’ve made it appear as if the smarter students are progressing faster, even if it is miniscule). During this time we’ll give them the phrases “You’re perfect the way you are” and “Any issues you have are genetic and cannot be changed (whisper – we also have pills to fix any problems)”. Now that everyone believes the world works in a linear fashion we encourage them to *buy in* to the system by going to college. They will attend a college that is in-line with their performance within the linear learning system. By making the individual pay to attend the University/College they are even more committed to the system (classic sales trick where once someone pays a large amount of money for an item they rationalize that it was worth it!)
Step 4 – Indoctrinate and Separate: Ah yes, now they are committed we have to separate the groups a little bit. We have to make sure that the ones with more influential parents (rich ones) are the ones who get the better paying jobs so they also believe in the system. The best way to do this? Unpaid internships! By creating unpaid internship programs, the only people who will have the luxury to get work experience for free will be those who… you guessed it… aren’t loaded up with debt. The remaining students with debt are already trapped so we’re fine with them progressing and getting that mediocre job post college (job not career). By the time this process is up and running (around their 2nd year in college) the separation between the Have’s and Have Not’s has already started!
Step 5 – Pit Them Against Each Other: During the four years, we’ll have to create a “fake excuse”. The fake excuse will be that the rich people are purposely out to screw the poor and that the poor people are not “smart enough” to get rich. This takes the limelight away from the original system (the human robot system of linear progression). This will make it even harder for the two groups to ever get along, which is essentially the difference between keeping the rich parents happy (their kid got better experience) and the poor people remain relatively content (their kid got a mediocre job but better than working for a wage that doesn’t require a “prestigious degree”
Pause and Review Steps 1-5: At this point, the human robots are primed and ready to go. Lets review the nuances and important points: 1) they believe progression is linear, it doesn’t get more straight line than first, second, third… 2) they believe that their skill/talent level is genetic and they are perfect the way they are, 3) if they have any sort of mental/physical issue we’ll tell them it is fixable with a pill since we don’t fix any issue naturally they will become dependent on a substance, 4) we have to keep the richer groups of people happy by making sure their kids succeed, the unpaid internship will feel as if they have “paid their dues”, 5) during the indoctrination program the wealthier students will be painted as evil “money is the root of all evil” which will naturally cause a riff between the richer students and the poorer ones. The result so far? You have created a group of people who think linearly, believe they cannot change without medications and the rich and poor and now angry at one another. The poor believe life isn’t fair and they can’t succeed without some medications and the rich believe the poor hate them. Perfect cocktail… Lets move on.
Step 6 – Encourage Long Hours: Long hours are to be praised aggressively. It should be seen as a badge of honor. Encourage all high paying people to work long hours and even if they are not working long hours, they should tell the public “I work 100 hours a week!” Of course the majority of this time will be spent doing nothing (social media, website surfing and idling) but we have to make sure everyone believes long hours working for someone else is the most standard way to become successful. Since they are spending most of their time indoors, their ability to go out and meet people of different backgrounds diminishes (easier to control a herd in a ringed fence) and their health will likely suffer a slow death by a thousand paper cuts. By the end of this step, the discrepancy in income is being tied to “long-hours at a company” which rationalizes the difference in skills between those who did well in “the system” and those that did not.
Step 7 – Create A Few More Systems: While we’re almost certain that our human robots will be content *enough* in the system we’ve created, we’ll go an extra step to make sure they do not jump off the treadmill. We’ll make the herd believe that people who are physically stronger are typically mentally weaker (something they will never want). We’ll take shell companies that are started every second and claim those are failed start-ups to inflate the number of companies that fail every year. We’ll encourage marriage and children at around the age of 28-33 right when we increase their wages by a notable amount (shackling them into more responsibility). All of these steps act as the final curtain call as they enter adult hood to perpetuate the same advice later on. Right as they have paid off all of their debts from the University System, they’ll need to spend money to create a family on our designated timeline.
Step 8 – Tweak the System: With the big picture in place we can now make periodic adjustments to make sure everything is going well. If we find that our robots are saving too much money after completing the indoctrination program, we’ll increase the costs a bit. If they try to teach themselves the same material for a job we’ll add a “university degree required” stipulation to all employment contracts (if it gets bad enough we’ll require degrees for low-end positions). To cap it all off, we’ll glorify alcoholism, drugs, hook up culture and more if we need to create distractions during the 20-30 years of age time frame.
Step 9 – Control Speech: This is another big one. While it is difficult to control speech outright, we can create ramifications for *public* displays of “bad comments”. If we don’t like what you’re saying publicly under your own name, we’ll gut your livelihood by taking out your income stream (Job/Career/Business). While we can’t do anything about the strange ones who talk privately, it is unlikely that they will ever grow to meaningful size since people need “social approval” to trust a source of information. If someone gets rich and wants to speak out with differentiated thoughts publicly, we’ll hold the keys to hurt his business and career at all times.
Step 10 – Encourage Them to Slip: Unfortunately, human robots will always have defects. Some of them will still find a way out of this web, so the ideal solution is to get them to feel “shame” for communicating as private individuals. We don’t want any soft of uprising, so we’ll encourage them to show their cards at all times. Once they do, we go in for the kill and go after their business/career/job with no regard for their livelihood. Since the majority will agree that we are allowed to do as stated in an ambiguous employment/government contract most will cheer in approval.
Steps 6-10 Summarized: At this point, we’ve made it quite difficult to break out of the system. Unfortunately, human robots cannot be programmed as well as our future robots, but it will do for now. We’ll provide the correct medications, encourage the defects to step into traps and work them to death as it will be seen as a badge of honor (most of their time will be spent staring at random screens). They are now reliant on the system and we’re glad to have them… At least until the real robots come.
Do You Want to Be a Robot? We have no doubt that every single person reading this page knows a human robot. The human robot shows flashes of interest in breaking out of the system in the form of meaningless motivational pump up sessions. They walk around with slightly drooping shoulders, hands in their pockets and an opaque flatness in the color of their eyes. Since they don’t know how to succeed if they meet someone who has they usually go on the defensive with passive aggressive behavior (or worse accuse you of being passive aggressive) since they have to justify their life in the system. What the bright side of all of this you ask? We all know the answer to that. Since 97% of people are stuck in the system… there is no competition for you… They are busying being emotionally hyped up with inspirational videos by people who don’t care about them.