Tuesday, July 10, 2018

AI and More Free Time

Technology has given us more free time. Imagine what our days would be like if we had to grow out own food, etc. AI will more likely give us more free time in the future. My question is, what will we do with it? Or another way to ask the question, "What are we doing now that we will no longer have to do which should result in more free time?"

Some things that come to my mind are drive a car, complete standard forms such as annual tax reviews, get regular medical testing, and grocery shopping.

AI driving a car is not hard to imagine. We are on the cusp of that reality.

Filling out standard forms would be something AI could do give the data that is already part of our everyday lives. Imagine the 1040EZ or 1040A forms being completed and submitted based on the information from where you work, the bills you pay, and the charities that your support.

Concerning medical tests, what if each time you urinated or defecated, your home restroom facilities would run a chemical analysis on your urine or stool and share that info with you?

Another reality that is coming soon to you is having your groceries brought to your door step. Imagine a smart fridge where what is needing replaced of your commonly purchased items automatically arrives. How would simply supplying a list to your personal AI of needed items that were at your home in less than 12 hours save you time?

Finally, if these are more possible tasks are fulfilled by AI, what would you do with that freed up time? Learn something new. Go for more walks? Spend more time with a loved one?

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