Wednesday, January 11, 2017

myopia writ large

... while approximately two-thirds of Americans believe that robots will inevitably perform most of the work currently done by human beings during the next 50 years, about 80% also believe their current jobs will either “definitely” or “probably” exist in their current form within the same timeframe.
I wonder if anyone else is as sick as I am of the cutsy-wootsy conformities of what are currently called "robots" when it comes to previously-human chores. If it looks like Pac-Man, does losing a job become any more palatable?

Second question: Will robots put Donald Trump out of a job?


  1. Cute sells better than scary i guess.

  2. Trump was quite busy the past 12 hours. When I was tucking in to bed he was still having a live conference about Nazism.