“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”
― Jerry Seinfeld
We go through our childhood as students who get rewarded for remembering facts. But precious little time gets spend to focus on clearing our minds of thoughts so that ideas can fill the void. It is the one thing our brains do extremely well, the act of having ideas. Yet all we want it to do all day long, is remember things, facts and information.
As we enter a work environment, few organisation help their human capital beter understand how our minds actually function. Millions get spend and countless man-hours on creating efficient software, offices and processes. Yet humans are inserted into this world of efficiency, with few organisations spending time on actually training employee how to be efficient humans. We bend, shape and change efficient process to mould around our emotions, bad habits, past processes and outdated ideologies still stuck from our previous jobs and university days.
If you still believe multitasking through your day is the best way to go about your day, your tasks are more your master than what you would like to believe. And yet it is with this mindset employees are let lose systems and design which by their very nature, cannot conform to a multitasking user. The result is a work environment hamstrung where people always feel like that are constantly busy, but actually get very little done and finished at the end of the day.
Maybe we should be more worried about artificial intelligence. It will after all, deal with efficient processes, design and environment, in an efficient manner. By its very nature it is linear in design. Code needs to finish executing before it moves on.
Maybe Jerry Seinfeld has a point, we aren't really in charge of as much as we would love to think.
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