Okay, I know I’m not going to win any friends by making suggestions that would make people redundant—and in fact, I’d probably be the first one to be eliminated, since I’m the lowest grade associate on the team—but after a couple days of this stuff, I couldn’t help thinking about how much of what we’re doing could be done without human intervention.
Seriously, if we can do it on autopilot, then why not design an autopilot to do it? You could still have a human element overseeing everything for safety reasons, if that’s a concern. Dr. Cranor controls everything from a very modern looking computer workstation that the whole system has obviously been retrofitted to work with.
I asked Dr. Cranor about it, and she said that I could make a request to Automation Services, but she would prefer that I didn’t. Automation Services is part of Eva’s department. If I see her this weekend, I’m going to have to ask her what everyone has against them.
Update on the hazing: the broken pieces of my glass were re-assembled on the counter. I thought maybe they’d glued it back together, but it fell apart when I touched it. The whole thing was held together by weight and careful positioning. So Maintenance Gremlins: 1, Harper Foley: 0.
But this time, I took the pieces and threw them out in different trash cans and recycling bins around the Grade 4 dorms and the central employee complex. Extreme? Maybe. Or maybe I just want to see how far they’ll go.
You know. For science.