You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, so the saying goes; but that’s not to say you can’t invent a new dog who not only knows the old tricks but can pick up on the new tricks just as well. In our modern technology-driven world it’s imperative that people learn to adapt to the latest technological inventions, and to do it quickly and completely. Those holdouts who refuse to even look at the latest advances in social media, artificial intelligence, cyber currency, and micro-nutrition, are like ostriches with their heads stuck deep under the sand — in danger of suffocating at any moment. Scientists now believe that technology will reinvent itself every ten years for the next half century, and then move even faster — reinventing itself every five years for another fifty years. After that, it’s probable that no one will have any idea how to work any of the gizmos they have bought online and we will all starve to death because we won’t be able to figure out how to open our technologically advanced refrigerator doors and we will become filthy animals because our washing machines will operate with such high artificial intelligence that they won’t deign to speak to us, let alone let us use them for personal hygiene. The only way to prevent this catastrophe, obviously, is to invent an algorithm that makes machines as dumb as we are. Something along the lines of a degree from any community college, nu?
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