“Rutin harian menjadikan kita penat. Kita tiada masa untuk berfikir.”
“ Apa akan berlaku pada 2030, 2050 bahkan satu tahun dari sekarang.”
English translation – Episode Three
3rd NUBE Conference, 30 August 2022
Welcome Address by Comrade J Solomon
“Our daily routine makes us exhausted. We have no time to think.”
“What will happen in 2030, 2050 even one year from now.”
We see corporations and governments overly ambitious to introduce extensive digitalization in the financial industry, automation, education, medical and almost everywhere; not to compliment human but to replace humans.
This is malicious.
This will be disastrous to the industries and the consumers, the customers as it is not done to compliment humans but to replace humans. Many have lost their savings and are falling victims to increasing cybercrime and scams.
Another area of multi-billion dollar or ringgit focus of many corporations and our government is Artificial Intelligence (AI). One example, we are already partly hacked currently. My Sejahtera is one good example where many of our personal details are stored and some may have gone to wrong hands to track our movement.
AI is a threat to the job market. Just like how handphones, computers and personal data is hacked daily, experts say even Humans can also be hacked in due time completely. Deep down within us, we know the repercussion of all this but still, we actually allow this to happen.
Such human stupidity has imprisoned us and the society we live in, in the past and even till this day.
As result of this, we have slowly abandoned the human wisdom that must be nourished with the right thinking and balance with the checks and balances on our politicians and government who are supposed to serve us. They are supposed to ensure the prosperity is shared equitably with the workers.
Another, much bigger and more dangerous element that will outrightly be a threat to us; that is the current twin revolutions in information technology and biotechnology. If we ignore this, we may not only suffer from oppression, but something far worse which is being – irrelevant.
In view of all this, NUBE members cannot be absent ourselves from national and global challenges that is disrupting our very existence. If we still ignore the urgency for us to address these issues, we will be hacked and turned into human robots.
We evolved from an insignificant ape 75 thousand years ago and we became the ruler of the planet earth since then.
Do not allow AI to turn us back into apes.
We need to take proactive roles by questioning the weaknesses in our system that is impacting us by connecting the past with the present concerns without being afraid of controversial issues.
We cannot stay away from technological revolution as it will make us irrelevant and useless. If we refuse to take a proactive stand, then, we are the cause of not having a fair share of Malaysia’s prosperity in the last 65 years and this will continue in time to come.
Therefore, let us make collective amends immediately so that we remain relevant and be in a better position compared to last six decades. This is not only for our benefit but for the future NUBE Members.
To be continued in Episode Four…