The Choice is Ours: Computer Government

When we computerize everything, and start producing things and make things available,
it’ll be too cheap to monitor. With the most capable computers we can arrive at more appropriate decisions on a global scale. I have no doubt that machines will eventually be assigned more and more decision making. For example, years ago, a pilot would look out of a plane and say “I think I’m about a mile high.” But today, they have doppler radar and they know exactly how high they are. So, we don’t want human guesswork anymore, when a machine can do it. So I see the future as using very sophisticated computers that make decisions. Now how do computers make decisions? They have their tentacles out into Transportation, Agriculture…, so they can tell you when the soil is depleted, when it has less water, because it has sensors built into the soil. The computer will be connected to weather departments, earthquake zones, everything. So I feel that eventually, government will become computerized.

Stephen Childs

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