Don’t Fear the Robot Reaper
Another day, another job lost to robots. As robotics and artificial intelligence improve on an exponential basis, it looks like humans are being made increasingly irrelevant. But is that really what’s happening? Not necessarily. Every prior advance in technology has made large numbers of existing jobs and professions irrelevant, but they have also multiplied the possibilities for new occupations. Just as the average person living a century ago couldn’t imagine video game or website design as a job, so too is it difficult for us now to envision what we’ll be doing in the future. Peter explains that the key lies in understanding combinatorialism – the ability to combine existing ideas into new ones, to stay ahead of the machines. New opportunities don’t add up, they use technological advances to multiply.
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