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2015-08-13 06:00


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THE working class in South Africa – and worldwide – need to think twice about laying down the shovel and striking too often, for this is the age of serious change, a change that threatens to strip the trade of the practical employee completely demoting him or her to a status of being automated.

When the train, plough, and carriage replaced the menial workload for trade, and agriculture, and general movement for goods, at that very moment, we as humanity ventured down a precipitous bleak edge, where we played God, from the fundamental necessity to invent a process in order to use less “energy”, eating from the poisonous apple called innovation through curiosity.

Where we began to “create” by means of this young innovative trait, machines for the purpose to serve us man, mechanical progenitors portraying us in Eden as the first creation. Though being machine, and non-organic, we have put into being a demon which, over many decades, has reached the critical level of threatening our existence. Our planet has been engulfed by the fumes from the wombs producing machines, our climate is in a state of imbalance, and the environment effected by the waste of our industrial game we call playing God, that we have come to the point where we too, have become too engulfed by this spawn of robotic intent, our livelihoods and jobs pivot on a sequential shaft of inevitable replacement.

The industrial complex imitates the orcs in Tolkienand#039;s Lord of the Rings, manufacturing imminent doom, instead of weapons to be used on another faction, in this world, they are machines. Until that inevitable time, where that certain threshold of production is achieved, the working class will no longer be needed for their role, and dispensed with irrespective of their purpose.

CEOs, production mangers, and nearly every major corporation are casting their eyes on cheaper means to produce, process, and operate less costly and by the most efficient means possible. The industrial psychosis does not favour the livelihoods of the average person, but by the profits in circulation from the average person.

Today, more and more schools are teaching pupils at a very young age, the language our progenitors speak, (i.e. programming languages) and fundamental robotics, fondling their curiosity, eating of the fruit. What they failing to put forward, is that soon machines will become like us. The severity of that realisation, I believe, has not been fully addressed and digested through a moral, and ethical sense, nor the sense of self-preservation. Whether machines take us down, or us utilising them to bring ourselves down, the logic is the same, and their purpose, quite pure and simply, remains the same too.

For the working class, itand#039;s only a matter of time, when you will be replaced by the very thing youand#039;ve helped into existence, and by striking, for a few cents only antagonises your company, and forces it even more to marry machines and dance the dance of life. Do not be penny wise, and pound foolish. Think critically about the state within, and know that your purpose, and job is not indispensable.

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