And now this saying, learned at a young age, has come to tease me, as if to ask whether it is indeed still valid. Yes, we believed those few words, and I believe we have indeed moved forward.

I remember as a young man, striving to respect this principle. I wanted to progress in my studies, in my relationships with my friends and the people around me. I saw the good in everything and felt happy.

Today, many years later, we realize the progress our generation has made in our lives. And we appreciate the benefits of that progress at every level. We enjoy the benefits that have indeed made our lives more pleasant.

Progress, that big word, is changing our lives. New terms are being added to our vocabulary, and they sometimes disturb us. Is it because we don't understand them? Or are we just not up to the job?

It has to be said that the modernism imposed on us by these large high-tech companies surprises us day by day. They're constantly inventing new rules and new ways of making our lives easier. Yes, because it seems that ours, these days, is on the verge of extinction, and these big companies think it's time to change everything.

Nobody has asked us what we think, because it doesn't matter.
Technology doesn't belong to us. The big companies are the smart ones. It's up to them to show us how to live and behave.

It's already been several years since robots were introduced in certain companies, such as car manufacturers, to do a better job than the employee and at a lower cost. It worked well, and little by little other companies followed suit. At first, we were a little hesitant, but later we accepted.

Today, the situation has become more troubling. The word "artificial intelligence" has become the new evil of the century. I say evil because, in my opinion, the individual will give way to the robot. Industry, whatever it may be, will use robots instead of people to do the same work, but much better and more cheaply. Who says better?

And there's my point.
Is artificial intelligence the answer?
I confess I don't know exactly what it is, let alone understand it. The minute a subject gets a bit scientific, I'm lost, not having had a scientific education. And I'd like someone to simply explain to me what we're going to do with all these employees who'll be losing their jobs.
Retrain them?

I'm coming back to the title of this article and realizing that this famous progress isn't necessarily moving us forward, but rather backwards. I can imagine the distress of all those who will soon be fired by their bosses. Yes, we are making progress, but at what price? Does that make us a little happier? I doubt it.

The media and those who call themselves liberals and progressives keep bombarding us with their verbiage to make us believe that we're moving in the right direction. Are they right?

To return to the title of this text, we know that moving forward means going forward, whereas moving backwards means going backwards. To move forward is to make progress, while to move backwards is to lose importance. That last word worries me, because I'm in danger of losing that importance with this artificial intelligence. Who will come to my rescue to explain it to me and give me all its advantages, if of course it has any?

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