#1366 - Mobilis in mobili
Change is scary for the ones who define themselves by their status quo. If you define yourself by what you have and do, any change threatens your identity. So, you will experience inner resistance.
I'm seeing this resistance in the conversation about artificial intelligence. Many are scared because AI could alter their jobs, if not wipe them out entirely. What they know and do will become obsolete.
That, however, is part of the evolution of things.
The new always replaces the old.
However, their true fear is to lose their identity. If you define yourself by what you know and do, who are you if those things are taken away?
If you believe you are at the end of your learning journey and that you are the final product of your life, then changing anything about you is a threat to your very own existence. No wonder changes are scary.
However, if you realize you are just a prototype, change is just part of the journey.
AI will most probably impact profoundly what you know and what you do, but it won't cancel who you are: a never finished piece of art.
The title is the motto of the Nautilus, the submarine of Captain Nemo from the book "20,000 leagues under the sea" by Jules Verne. "Mobilis in mobili" is Latin, and it may translate as "moving amidst mobility" or "changing in the changes".