Interesting reminder on some of the impacts of automated help. Here is a direct video link.
Time to watch The Matrix again… For me the broader question is always about health. If humans no longer need to leave their house or physically exert themselves for their existence, how do we keep our bodies healthy enough to enjoy life?
Discussing these ideas with some friends on the weekend, I began to think that perhaps in a virtual world, where people do not need to actually eat a Big Mac, or drink alcohol or smoke a cigarette to feel like they are experiencing these things, perhaps our bodies will also benefit from not suffering the toxic impacts of ingesting. Less clear to me is how inactive people are then to maintain their muscles and vascular systems. Maybe we will become uploaded to a virtual conscience and out of a physical body altogether?