Jack Ma must have been smokin' some dope:
Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, the man Fortune Magazine just named one of the world's great leaders, predicts that technology will make many CEOs irrelevant in the not-too-distant future.
"In 30 years, a robot will likely be on the cover of Time Magazine as the best CEO," Ma said in a speech over the weekend at an entrepreneurship conference in central China. And he warned of dark times ahead for people who are unprepared for the upheaval technology is set to bring.
"In the next three decades, the world will experience far more pain than happiness," the billionaire said, adding that education systems must raise children to be more creative and curious or they will be ill-prepared for the future.
Robots are quicker and more rational than humans, Ma said, and they don't get bogged down in emotions -- like getting angry at competitors.
But he expressed optimism that robots will make life better for humans in the long run.
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Yes, there will be pain - LOTS of pain. And once robots take over all our jobs, what will be the source of our livelihood? Will Jack and his ilk share "their" wealth?
Assuming corporations decide to feed, clothe, and house all of us useless eaters (an assumption I would not bet any serious money on), you can be certain that it will come with several conditions, including absolute obedience to our robot overlords and their human masters.
By the way, Adolf Hitler once was named one of the world's great leaders, too. And you know how THAT turned out. The AI/robot holocaust will be even worse.