Are you ready to take your Spiritual Journey to a Whole New Level?
You've made the powerful choice to develop your Spiritual Self and expand your consciousness – good for you! You've probably read plenty of spiritual development books. You might have established a meditation or yoga practice. You attend to your thoughts and emotions, doing your best to stay centered in the moment, witnessing without judgement.
Yet despite this attention to your spiritual life, you still have a sense of discontent.
As a Spiritual Being, do you feel there should be more available to you now, but can't seem to access it?
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With so many people focused on outsourcing US jobs to foreign countries at a fraction of the wages required for living a somewhat comfortable life, something more insidious is happening. Technology is replacing many more jobs.
Keeping our Jobs Here
A lot of people I've talked to during the recent past a lot of my friends and acquaintances agree that we need to stop shipping our jobs overseas and bring them back home. Of course corporastions look at the immediate bottom line and focus on short term profits. They see outsourcing manufacturing jobs as a way to achieve these profits and in fact it is expanding their bottom line, for now.
Where Is The Consumer?
The long-term effect is erosion of the consumer base. Many multi-nationals realize that the consumer base here in the United States is in fact shrinking so they are looking to exploit these growing foreign markets for profits. This may help for the short-term, however we face a much larger issue with Technoloogical outsourcing.
What Happened To Those Jobs?
What do I mean by technological outsourcing? If you've been to a local grocery store lately you may have noticed these automated checkout lanes. The might have one person watching over six checkout stations. So what used to be a somewhat prosperous opportunity that would help to support a family has been reduced to one-sixth of its availability.
It goes further than that with AI (artificial intelligence) by replacing the number of para-legals and attornies required to process large corporate cases. With artifical intelligence thousands of documents can be analyzed in the fraction of the time with a fraction of the manpower previously required. These formerly high-paying jobs have gone by the wayside.
New factories being constructed are using the latest in automation technologies with robotics tirelessly doing the manual labor work that humans used to do. I've recently come across a 3D printer prototype of a machine that could construct a 2,000 square foot home in less than 48 hours with far less waste than the present construction methods.
While I am it, I should throw in a little bit about nano-technology. With nano-technology we could construct just about anything with the right information anywhere on the planet. Construction at the molecular level will be used to produce anything from artificial meat to houses, steel and just about any material. We still need the raw materials, however, just think what nano-technology will do to the idea of shipping our manufacturing overseas. If we can produce steel on-site and have self-replicating nano-bots building the items we need to support humanity what does it do to the idea of even having factories?
So with all of this exponential progress in the realm of technological automation where does it leave the human race? We really have to re-think our ideas around what is "Making a Living". We also will have free time on our hands to pursue other interests, which might be fishing, recreational sports or even educating ourselves to coming up with new ideas as to what can improve the human condition.
Getting Out of Survival Mode
What will it be like to not have to think of things like, how do I make next month's mortgage, how can I come with the tax money for the tax man, we will have ultimate freedom. So, now we have all this free time and real freedom? It will be up to each one of us to decide what we want to be when we grow up.
Thinking Outside the Box
Time to start thinking outside the box. We think in terms of what happened when we were growing up. My dad had one major job most of his life and retired from it with a pension. Those days are long gone and never to return. The idea of making a living and surviving is what is occupying our mind. It doen't need to be so. We need to start sharing ideas and dialoging about what would be best for the planet. We can no longer rely on government to provide us with solutions that will help the majority of the people. Our politicians have their own best interests at heart and are cashing in big time from hand-outs from Wall Street. We do have the best government that money can buy! It is bought and paid for. There are a couple of ways this can shake out: 1) An economic crisis will cause everybody to wake-up; or 2) We can start to come up with ways to bring about a move to a Resource Based Economy (RBE) at a grass roots level.
I am not sure that there will be enough time for my second choice to take shape. With a crisis going on, there will be a lot of other forces at play, mostly inspired by fear. So getting it together after we reach crisis might be a bit difficult. So let's hope that cooler heads will prevail. Let us continue the dialog. Visit The Venus Project.
David Miller has been a student of personal growth and metaphysics since the early 1970's. He also develops computer software, client server and Internet based. Specializing in Search Engine Optimization and database driven websites, he provides solutions to his clients' business and marketing issues.