Good News


Many of us wonder when we’ll be replaced with a robot. We worry that our job is too easy, that it can be automated. Jobs of the past have been systematically made simpler by machines, right? First the industrial revolution replaced whole crews of men with massive hydraulic systems and diesel-burning engines. Now the technology age is ready to fit job descriptions of every kind with the automaton of the day. The good news here is that the NFL will soon have robots playing football. These robots will not need to be drug-tested, paid, or fitted with padding and helmets. Concussion injuries will be a thing of the past. They won’t need practices or a physical therapist. They won’t need a mental health therapist either. In fact, there may even be a function built in to these robots that makes them only take a knee in the end zone, and then only if they’ve actually completed a touchdown. No more political statements to dull up the pre-game. These robots will always stand on the sidelines—they won’t need to sit, unless they’re being repaired. They won’t really need a coach on the sidelines, unless you consider a 21 year old computer programmer a coach—and even then, the “coach” could do the job from anywhere in the world. And of course, as you probably already guessed, the “coach” will be the one who gets paid millions, not the players. Bring it on!! Bring on the future! I can hardly wait.

Published by Kurt Gailey

This is where I'm supposed to brag about how I've written seven novels, twelve screenplays, thousands of short stories, four self-help books, and one children's early-reader, but I'd rather stay humble. You can find out about things I've written or follow my barchive (web archive, aka 'blog) at or follow me on twitter @kurt_gailey. I love sports and music and books, so if you're an athlete or in a band or you're a writer, give me a follow and I'll most likely follow you back. I've even been known to promote other people's projects.

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