Everywhere you turn these days, there’s talk of automation replacing people. In fact, just the other day I read an article on “Virtual Influencers“, aka a “virtual avatar” that exists only online. Technology is surely advancing at a rapid rate, can you believe that most of us (assuming you’re closer to my age) grew up without cell phones and now it seems that we cannot live without them?! In today’s click-driven media environment, sensationalism sells, but just because tech aims to replace humans, this doesn’t mean it can replace human touch. I certainly beg to differ.
“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.”
– George Bernard Shaw
I can’t even tell you how disturbed I was reading the article on the virtual influencer, who has almost a million followers on Instagram alone and is also verified. A non-human is verified?! It (I refuse to use she) only exists online. The creation of robotics or virtual avatars has allowed human beings to take their hands off of the system, well, so it seems. I wonder where this world is heading to? Are humans ultimately being replaced by technology? Are we destroying ourselves? As a mother I cannot help but wonder and worry at the same time.
Automation. Artificial intelligence. Robots replacing humans. Is this truly a world we want for our offspring?!
I understand this is a very deep topic and very different from my typical beauty and fashion posts but I promised for this year to share more personal thoughts with you as well. There’s so much more to talk about besides fashion and beauty, at least in my opinion. I want this to be a place where we can discuss anything—a place to not only inspire but also a place where we can exchange thoughts and ideas.
As always, thanks so much for reading and listening as I shared my thoughts with you all this Wednesday morning!