Mogic thinks

With a combination of a small number of people + software + servers and robots.
We are promoting a new era of company management.
I hope to share some of the process in this section.

Representative Director Yoichi Yamane
2021.04.19

It's blurry, but there it is.

As I waited for the green light at the intersection, I wondered if I would have slowed down my bike if I had known that I would have to go back more than 30 seconds and wait for the red light before turning the corner.

If I had known that I would have to wait, I would have paddled slowly instead of rushing.

If we had a curved mirror, we would have been able to see a little further, but without a way to know what the future holds, we optimize our actions with the information we currently have.

If you are heading to some destination in the near future, and the machine knows the future status of your route, it seems to me that you can arrive with an assist and a green light all the way.

Eventually, the more shopping, cooking, cleaning, housekeeping, investing, side hustles, and video posting are predicted and optimized, the closer our lives will become to algorithms.

The process becomes smoother and smoother as the best answer is chosen from the huge number of branches predicted in advance.

However, the algorithm is not a panacea and will over-optimize for the current situation, which can be fatal if it is not updated when the external situation changes.

It is like being assisted without knowing that the switching time between red and green lights has been changed.

So, while living a life made convenient by algorithms, we need to pay attention to whether the foundation of the algorithm has changed.

In addition, it is important to pay attention to whether the algorithm has been secretly changed to something malicious.

What is good for someone else can become bad for you.

As I put my foot on the pedal again, I realized that I don't have to live my life with green lights all the time, but sometimes I have to stop at red lights.