Question: A surgical operation to remove a tumor near a person’s heart was carried out in Belinson hospital in Petach Tikva. The amazing part is that a robot performed the operation. When the patient woke up after the operation, he got up and began to walk. The next day he was released from the hospital and didn’t even need any pain killers. This procedure seems to be the beginning of a new era, but could it be that the patient agreed to trust the robot?
Answer: As paradoxical as this may sound, this kind of surgery is much safer. I once flew in a private plane and the pilot told me that, when it is foggy or when there is a landing problem, he switches on the automatic pilot that can take off or land the plane without the pilot’s help. It turns out that we already have the technology that can do everything.
Question: Will the use of this technology make different professions redundant?
Answer: Of course, it is better for professions related to the human body like surgeons, dental technicians, and so on because people make many mistakes, and in addition, these areas are rife with corruptions and bribery, etc. while a robot doesn’t need money. Therefore, there are many fields in which robots can replace man.
Question: What will people do if robots replace them?
Answer: A person will lie idly and think about the good life, but it will not be guaranteed. Unless he finds the good life, he will feel bad with or without robots since robots will not make people happy. The problem is that we are evolving in a desire that pushes us to the question about the meaning of life, and it would be much better if we could get rid of this desire and not think or contemplate about anything.
More and more questions about the meaning of life come up as our desires grow, so a person loses interest in being healthy, strong, full, and satisfied, as well as in questions as to how to enjoy a holiday on a certain island or a show in a night club. Everything becomes meaningless, unpleasant, and even repulsive, and there is nothing we can do about it.
The problem is when a person feels a new type of desire for something that is above his corporeal existence. So, even if we provide our body with maximum comfort, it will be meaningless.
Even if we created an infrastructure that would keep us busy from morning until night, like in Disneyland and go wild like kids, we would not be able to detach ourselves from reality because the upper leadership has paved the way along which we should advance and reveal the meaning of life.
Therefore, we will not be able to stop these thoughts or cut them off. It seems that we are looking for something, but in fact we are constantly looking for answers to the questions about the meaning of life. We must undergo all of these experiences and find out that they don’t satisfy us. The most important thing is to come: providing the exact answer to the question about the meaning of life.
This is the reason that robots will not help us, and it is better if we manage without them. However, we should ask ourselves why we need a heart if we always feel it squeezing with terrible pain and emptiness.
From KabTV’s “News with Michael Laitman” 1/5/16