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The coming age of SHI, Self Healing Infrastructure

I've had several lively discussions in the last few months about the possible implications of an increasingly automated society. As a designer of a system (Action Oriented Workflow) that is made to automate much of the completion of repetitive actions taken by employees in various lines of business this topic has been a focus of my analysis for nearly 10 years now. In the context of software designed to enable users to work on business critical object in applications designed for various verticals, this idea of automation requires the study of workflow interactions and business processes across multiple user and system interactions that can be distributed across the world. The problem space is huge and with AgilEntity platform I've created a solution that will generalize across verticals. The analog of AE in the physical realm though lies in the advances that are being made in the field of robots and the sister field AI, that is now enabling the creation of astonishingly life…

Diversity saves....

Access to people from different regions of the world is good thing for several reasons. First, having other people from other places nearby or easily able to come by allows the chains of xenophobia that naturally forms between geographically disparate groups of people to wither in the face of constant interaction. Interaction does serve to strengthen some stereotypes but it tends to do it only in a minority of the respective populations that actually do inhabit the stereotypes of their group. The vast majority, silent majority as ever...only experiences what we (here online) already know...most people are just like us, have the same loves, hates, desires...and interests...despite their locations of origin.

The second reason has to do with linguistics, when people from different groups live together the pressure to pick up additional languages or words from those languages increases...for the young this is actually beneficial for the mind as multiple language cognition has been found to…