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Mechanical Turk & HIT : the future of most of jobs?

"Mechanical Turk gives businesses and developers access to an on-demand, scalable workforce:
- Flexibility: Scale your workforce up and down quickly
- Accuracy: Get high-quality, cost-effective results
- Speed: Start receiving results in minutes

You can dynamically scale your workforce as your business demands:
-Access more than 500,000 Workers from 190 countries
- Connect with Workers who have a variety of skill sets and capabilities
- Scale up and down in minutes

- You decide how much to pay Workers for each HIT (Human Intelligence Task)
- Pay only when you're satisfied with the work."

What's the hell is this? Slavery? Close. It's Amazon Mechanical Turk. Why this name?

Tomorrow, there will be:

Robotized tasks. If your job can be robotized, change.Human Intelligence tasks (HIT). If your job can be divided into very small tasks, be careful.Few jobs too complex to automate and to divide into small HIT. If machines cannot replace you for now. Good luck, enjo…

When you don't care about possessing and doing

I read a lot of things about Buddhism. Letting go, no attachement, no ego, no possessions, seeing urges, watching it like a child game of a show and then letting them go, everything comes and go. Big concepts.
I also recently read The Secret. Great book to be crazy positive. One chapter explain that when you think you have something very strongly, you get the feeling to have it and... does not need it anymore. You got it.
And I'm quite afraid because I'm starting to succeeding doing it...
I was starving travelling before, wondering how I could have enough time and money to check my destination todolist... And now, I don't care...  I still love travelling. I'd be happy to see Jordan, San Fran, Nepal, Egypt, India. But I don't care if I don't go there.  These countries are here. I love them. I'm sure I'd love to meet people there and see buildings there. But I don't really care. Knowing the existence of these country and loving them is sufficient. Sam…

The biggest Catholics's mistake of the 21th century?

Churches without colours.
Mosques are amazing places.  Synagogues too.  Buddhist temples too. Shinto temples too.  Orthodox temples too. Consumption temples too. Etc.
Before churches were colourful, full of joy. They were forums, open places where everything happened. And now? Very sad white spaces. No decoration. No color. Is it attractive? welcoming? No.
Why not painting churches like it was the case during Middle-Age. It seemed to work. Church  was very influential at this time. 

A couple of great books I read and loved

One of my friend and colleague, Lily, asked me what was my top book recommandation.
As I log all I read in a sheet and put the tag "bible" on my favorite book, it was not too hard to select the greatest among the more than 250 rows.

Here is the list:

Et si c'est un homme - Primo Lévi

Live in Nazi camps. This booked changed the way I see life, the way I see humans, the way I see hunger, fear, cold and sadness, pain. I realized that my sadness, hunger, fear, cold pain are just jokes.
Primo Levi survived camps and committed suicide....

Danniel Pennac books
Malaussene family. North of Paris, multicultural stories, friends, families, all hands in hands. Full of joy. Amazing
Chagrin d'Ecole, other amazing book from him.
Him and Amélie Nothomb. I read most of their books.

Memore de Porc-Epic - Alain Mabanckou

I touched African culture with this boook. Loved it. I learned esotericism and animism.
Makes me think of Arto Passillinna, Finish writer. I learned also from him Nordics gods, …

You're reading Buddhist stuff and you don't even know...

Letting go, letting events happen and adapt, focusing on the present, being altruist, being positive, showing compassion, wiseness, considering other with respect, do not focusing on its self or ego, do not getting nervous, do not take things seriously, just walk, continue its way, don't self create issues, take time to think, pause, smile, give love, be altruist.

Is it a top manager best practice, is it a communication guide, is it an entrepreneur golden rules list, are they Facebook or Tesla mantas, is it extract from Seth Godin last book, is it a positive economy list of concepts.

It could, but it's just Buddhism concepts.

It's funny to see that even if this religion is not very successful worldwide in comparison with the 3 big monotheist ones, its concepts are everywhere. Communication, marketing, economy, entrepreneurship, innovation, these fields are irrigated with Buddhist concepts.