This is why AI will never EVER beat humans
Dashrath Manjhi (c. 1934 - 17 August 2007), also known as Mountain Man, was a poor labourer in Gehlaur village, near…en.wikipedia.org
I will keep it short, because nobody reads anyway.
Dashrath’s wife died because the ambulance took too long to arrive, because it had to drive 75km around a mountain because the direct path was too narrow. So he widened the direct path and now that same trip is 3km long.
53 years ago, he set out to carve a 1mk-long path through a rocky hillside, all by himself, in order to make it easier for his fellow villagers to access schools, markets and neighboring villagers. “This hill had given us trouble and grief for centuries. The people had asked the government many times to make a proper road through the hill, but nobody paid any attention. So I just decided I would do it all by myself,” Manjhi told Indian newspaper Tehelka, in 2007, a shortly before succumbing to the cancer that was plaguing him. With just his chisel, hammer and shovel, this legendary man turned what was once a precarious one-foot-wide passage into a 360ft-long, 30ft-wide road accessible by bicycle and motorcycle. The hill kept the region’s villages in isolation, forcing people to trek through dangerous terrain for hours just to reach their lands or the nearest market town. Children had to walk eight kilometers to reach school, but thanks to Dasrath Manjhi’s handmade road, that distance has been reduced to three kilometers, and people from over 60 villages now use it every day.
He never received any recognition from the Indian Government for his accomplishment, just a state burial, after he passed away, in 2007. “What I did is there for everyone to see. When God is with you, nothing can stop you,” Dasrath Manjhi once said. I am neither afraid of any punishment from any government department for my work nor am I interested in any honour from the government.” It took him 22 years to fulfill his self-imposed task, but it granted him immortality…
How could a computer in a server room ever find and fix such a specific issue? Sure, they may be able to in the future, but we as a species can do it right now.
If a guy with so little resources and education can make such a change, why are you using your degree to browse memes and cat gifs at the job you hate?
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