Automation: between sloth and skynet.

Automation: between sloth and skynet.

In mechanics, there are three basic simple "machines": lever, inclined plane, and wedge. Humanity has advanced in the world, physically speaking, through these three tools.
The entire history of mankind is characterized by the law of least effort: machines are created to lift tons of stones, wheels so as not to drag loads, long-handled hammers to reduce the force needed to break many things, knives, scalpels, scissors and all. type of tool.

It is a cyclical relationship: difficulty generates technology that generates a new challenge that generates difficulty and so on. Cyclically going where no primate has gone before (yes, because we are not monkeys, we are primates! Monkeys are our cousins!).

In this process we grow, we discover steam engines, we discover animal power, we use nature to our advantage.

From this knowledge and several million hours of thought, we have developed mathematical tools, algorithms, capable of automating tasks.

We discovered electricity, the power of the atom and more recently the universe.

We travel robotically to other planets. We explore and command other automatons from millions and millions of distances from the earth. As a matter of fact, normally a command would take between 15 to 30 seconds to be received on mars. Unbelievable feat is being able to command a helicopter-type drone on another planet with real-time remote commands! Really fantastic for telecommunications: not more than 150 years ago a letter with 300 bytes took 3 days to travel 200 km!

There we think, also under the influence of various authors of the 19th century, in automatons: beings with independent labor capacity and, under certain aspects, capable of making their own simple decisions.

Automatons are different from automatic ones, as the first ones have decision-making levels that are independent of external control factors, while the second one always depends on a closed loop to happen.

Asimov's three laws meet the fear that these automatons will rebel and eradicate, whether by force or dependence, humans from the earth.

The Terminator, James Cameron's 1981 film, condenses all of this into a machine that goes back in time to exterminate the humans who hinder the machines of the future.

Working with the concept of temporal paradox and multiverse timelines, it could be said that, if the machine hadn't come back the first time, it wouldn't have had all the original development and that, in the second film, the point of view was ingeniously repositioned.

In the end, like every machine movie, after many explosions, shots and deaths, the machine doesn't achieve its purpose.

In the second film, the change of paradigm and point of view: the human side of the process was seen – demonstrates that the machine, like almost every film of this genre, understands that the evil on Earth is humanity.

In other words, coldly, computationally the SKYNET, for example, it's better to get the amster parasite out of the earth to keep it intact.

A sinister derivation is the very origin of The Matrix: for those who have not seen animatrix, an animation that complements the story, machines only took humans, instead of exterminating them, because humans, in a desperate logic, covered the skies so that the machines did not use the sun as an energy source!

That is, despite the visions, always apocalyptic in the movies, the rebellions of these automatons, today we are guided by them through artificial intelligence, IoT, independent responsive algorithms, even the automatic gate that doesn't crush your car!

Those same robots, automatons, which were started, back in 1999, by the revolutionary technology for exploiting websites: the crawlers, command the trading of cryptocurrencies, for example.

There are brokers, traditional or digital, that program algorithmic robots to know the entry and exit points.

The mines themselves are robots that compare sequences of strings to solve mathematical problems, roughly, and earn rewards for that, cryptocurrencies are born from this process, within the blockchain.

In fact, blockchains have to be serialized so that there can be a coherent algorithm for parsing. The strength of this serialization is what makes the blockchain so versatile.

Stop loss and stop gain are, in a way, robots that try to avoid financial catastrophes!

When the user decides to turn off, or to lacerate the boundaries, he is leaving the robot aside and taking control.

But there is a consensus: never enter a position without securing some stop loss method. These mechanisms are for you not to turn into a digital zombie in front of a screen, trying to find out intuitively when you will lose more or less investment.

Certain automatisms exist to accommodate our sloths, such as the remote control!

Certain automatisms are life-saving, like hospital respirators.

Certain automatisms help us to earn money!

But beware, certain automatisms that promise you will earn a lot of money actually suck your money and give, as donations, a good part of your profits to the owner of the robot....which in any environment would be considered fraud and theft !

Take care of the robots, know their origins.

And, guys, always use stop loss and stop gain....for your own protection and sanity!

Happy games everyone! 

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