The Machines are Coming – NYT Op-Ed

An excellent op-ed piece in the New York Times by Zeynep Tufekci is entitled The Machines are Coming.   I enjoyed this piece of writing because it touches on many of the issues this blog has discussed over the months, from the fact that computers are taking on, not just routine physical jobs, but also routine mental jobs; that the underemployment spectre will spread to white collar jobs as well; that the replacement computers and robots do not need to surpass our abilities, they just need to be good enough, even if mediocre.  And Tufekci ends by noting that these same technologies could empower us rather than disempowering our jobs ROI. I couldn’t agree more!

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