"The obvious question that all of this raises is, if computers are doing the work of humans, what are all the people going to do? The effects are already being felt. While productivity and economic output continue to rise, employment and household income have stagnated or even fallen. In other words, work doesn’t pay anymore, only ownership does.
The future does not belong to an ultimate form of intelligence, but the ultimate mix of skills. The reason that information processing has been so highly valued is precisely because humans are so bad at it. It shouldn’t be surprising that computers are taking over what we have come to regard as high-level human tasks. We did not evolve to optimize, but to survive and, perhaps most of all, to collaborate with others
So the answer to our technological dilemma is, in fact, all too human. While the past favored those who could retain and process information efficiently, the future belongs to those who can imagine a better world and work with others to make it happen.”
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