One of the aims of ECORR, and VotNF, is encouraging family and community cohesion. Not only by gating the community and keeping school and amenities local within guarded safe-space, but also in adopting future technologies that decrease the break up of the community. One of the major factors breaking up communities is moving because of a new job. Ideally, we’d move the job to the person, rather than the person to the job.
Thanks to IT, many office workers use shared working spaces (like WeWork) or working from home. Flex-time allows more time for family life, creating a better work-life balance, and reduces travel time to zero. Those using IT to facilitate their jobs have a more stable community, because they do not have to move to the job, the jobs come to them, and jobs from all over the world can come to them. These shared working spaces are found in the interior of the ECORR structures. Safe and secure.
Currently the same is not true for manual labour jobs, especially outdoor and distant jobs, such as working on electrical grids or oil rigs. We do not that the technology to remove into such jobs, but in the future, we may.
Remote Labour Revolution
In Sciror, one of the near future technologies is Remote Drone Workers (RDW). This technology is integrated into the shared working spaces used by office workers, and is an extension of IT. Now there are two types of workstation ‘data’ and ‘action’. Those using Action Workstations are called ‘pilots’.
The Action Workstation is made up of a support rig, with an adjustable bodysuit, and full VR headset. Much of the technology was developed for immersive VR games. Indeed, even the office workers can use them for games once they knock off! So a ‘drone’ can be virtual (game mode), of physical (work mode). In work mode: once the pilot is connected to a drone, and synced, the remote drone replicates the pilot’s movements. The work drone can be local or hundreds of miles away. The only issue is signal and lag. Businesses have their onsite drones, and anyone who is authorised can remote into them.
Work Droning dramatically increases the productivity of skilled manual workers. Now a remote engineer is effectively ‘onsite’, and can physically interact with the remote location. Yet they can jump from one job to another, without having to travel in between jobs. The removing of travel saves a ton of time. It’s like teleporting!
A drone is the same size as an average human. Automated factories and outdoor work still have the redundancy of a real human turning up and sorting things out. So the drones are very human-like, use human hand (power) tools, and even have ‘faces’ to display an avatar of the pilot’s expressions when talking, and screens on their chest to display brand logos and ID credentials.
Children can go to work with their parents. A father could take their son to the local space working space, both jump into Action Workstations, and log into remotes drones. The son can follow his father at work, even on busy worksites, but with no danger to themselves. This allows the son to act as an apprentice in complete safety, and quickly dismissed if needs be by having him log off.
Lag is a difficult limitation to overcome. It is lag that prompts the development of autonomous support systems, to help with balance and movement. This is a drone that becomes ‘fly by wire’ with limited auto-pilot AI. This ‘long-range drone’ lays the foundation for Artiloid technology.
As Sciror is sci-fi/ horror, I’m sure you can imagine all kinds of things that can go wrong with this setup – think of the possibilities! *drools*
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