Retalls (5.10.18)

Welcome to the Digital Revolution. Kevin Drum. Foreign Affairs.

“These researchers don’t think that machines will be able to perform only routine work; they will be as capable as any person at everything from flipping burgers to writing novels to performing heart surgery. Plus, they will be far faster, never get tired, have instant access to all o the world’s knowledge, and boast more analytic power than any human. With luck, this will eventually produce a global utopia, but getting there is going to be anything but. Starting in a couple o decades, robots will put millions o people out o work, and yet the world’s economic and political systems are.” (…)