Future First World Problems: Will We Lose Our Jobs to Advancing Technology?

February 18, 2013 at 8:35 pm Leave a comment

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For decades, stories have been written about the impending doom of humanity at the hands of our own advancing technology. Classic films like The Terminator and The Matrix paint bleak pictures of mankind’s future with machines. The outlooks presented in these movies were likely difficult to imagine for most at the times of their release, but that is probably less true today.

One very interesting take I came across is that of Andrew McAfee. While he stops well short of predicting Skynet becoming self-aware, or Sentinels harvesting human body heat for energy, McAfee takes a look at what might become of all of our jobs considering the rate of technological progress.

Check out the video and be sure to take the quiz on ReggieNet!

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