Tuesday, February 10, 2009

16-20/25 facts about myself. (Installments of five each; more to come...) (Personal Entry)

(Continued from "11-15/25 facts about myself. (Installments of five each; more to come...)" due to length.)

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I think EVERYONE deserves better than to work at fast-food. They're such miserable jobs, nobody should need to work there! I would rather see robots work in such menial jobs instead.


In fact, I hope to invent the work-droids someday that'll take the jobs we hate now. I love the movie "I, Robot," and for all we know, these droids depicted in the movie could have been invented by me!


"What of the people with inadequate education," you ask? With the non-existent labor costs of androids, lots of organizations will have more money freed up for educating those who didn't have the opportunities to get educated the first time. There are adult high schools (night classes at the high schools, etc.) and many other programs to help the disadvantaged catch up. The government would spend less on labor as a result, so that gives them more money to give back to us in unemployment and etc. benefits. (I'd hope they give bigger benefits if we prove we're taking the initiative to get subsidized education.)


Yes, it'll cost something to purchase and maintain these robots, but I think (and hope) that android "printers" will come out so we print androids simply for the cost of printing materials after buying the printer. That should save even more than to buy each android already made. Maintenance costs ought to be trivial with the ability to repair themselves.


I used to work at fast food and became thoroughly miserable there, which is why I started to want robots to work there instead. More about life at a fast-food chain will be elaborated upon in the aforementioned future "Second Year of Hell" blog.


Not just fast food, but robots should work in any of the more traditionally menial jobs as well. Think of driving and working with garbage trucks, sewage clean-up, taxi and bus-driving, and any job that gets tedious sooner than the job you would probably want to work at. When vehicles start to drive themselves, you know how the taxi, bus, and commercial trucking industries will change!


To any Luddite out there, it'll be up to the company managers to decide when to lay off organic workers. The more humane ones will wait until they quit, retire, or get fired for other reasons. (Ex.: Being a NC-NS.) Then one-by-one, they'll replace employees with robots. That would be far more humane than laying off everyone one day, and putting robots to work the next.


I have reason to believe life will be easier in Korea. Much is cheap to begin with, and with the exchange rates nowadays (~W1370/$1), things should be even easier for Americans like us.


I know developed countries in East Asia have Very good national health insurance policies. If Japan's is far better than America's, Korea's probably is also. I just learned that my eye exams are only covered once every four years, and it would cost $93 at my usual eye office, so I'll opt to take an exam at Wal-Mart's eye center for $70. Medical insurance in the US is fast becoming a farce. We need to follow other nations' examples. Let's hope Korea serves me well whenever I get to work there.


Sure, someone may point out that I'll just be paid in their Won, but I also plan to run online businesses that operate through the U.S. and still earn me U.S. dollars. However, if I work for an American-based company while based in Korea, let us hope their pay will be in U.S. dollars too.


I sometimes forget to close my quotation marks!


"Man, that sure would irk Adrian Monk!


I have two friends from HARVARD!


The first one was Albert Hwang, an awesome guy whom I collaborated with for a while to help raise charity money for North Korean refugees. Now he works at Google. I'd be so pumped if I ever got to work there, but as a plain-jane K-Stater, I don't have a snowball's chance.


The second one is Chad Cannon. He's the first student from Harvard I have ever met in the flesh! Chad missioned in Fukuoka this last summer and makes flawless moment-to-moment improvisations with his music!


They both have over 900 friends on Facebook. Such is the charisma of Harvard students.


I wanted to be a race car driver since I was maybe 6 or 7. I still do, and seriously hope joining the racing profession is NOT a now-or-never opportunity we should've taken up as children with go-karts.


Hans, you've been racing stock cars since middle school, right? I reckon you must've started with go-karts by 2nd or 3rd grade. Do you still race? Anyway, even at my ripe old age of (college), I still want to join, but I hope not to need to spend so much money just to start out.


Sure, many could say racing's dangerous, but "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." I will sharpen my reaction times on the track so that I can do the same on the road and be better able to avoid accidents.


With other obligations to attend to in life, it may start out as a side-hobby at first.

(Continued on "21-25/25 facts about myself. (Installments of five each)" due to length.)

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