For him, a better future is one where a team of 8 guys makes billions of dollars replacing thousands of people with automation who right now are earning livable wages.
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Holly Wood, PhD 🌹
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Okay, there’s a difference between Candy Crush and genuinely useful automation. I agree with your points, and I don’t think our society should make wealthy people impose value judgements on those who are not — but that shouldn’t come at the cost of opposing anything that may potentially make a few people’s lives a little bit worse in the short term. The invention of the computer has probably made millions of jobs unnecessary — and I think we can consider that a good thing, and also try to recognize and empower the good people who lost those jobs.

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