CC 2.0 “Cyborg Girl” by Raíssa Ruschel resized and cropped
Yesterday I wrote that the robots are here, because some people at the office have said autonomous vehicles will be the single most disruptive invention this century. But, if you live in a European city like me, you probably don’t own a car and don’t see what the big deal is. If you’re my colleague Jenn though, you’re crazy depressed at the idea of not being able to drive like a maniac (not that she ever does that).
From my perspective, cars that drive themselves are a MacGuffin. It’s really that automation more broadly will change a wider variety of things than we can imagine. It is technically feasible that most of our jobs will be automated in the not-so-distant future.