Well-written, Zack! Still one of my favorite movie quotes, and perhaps applicable here:
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” — Ian Malcom, Jurassic Park
While I agree that many low-skill, demeaning jobs of today are not what we want, I’m not sure that the jobless future is what we want either. I hope that we haven’t built a technological machine of inevitability that won’t afford us the opportunity to choose as we move forward.
I’m watching the Automation vs Augmentation discussion, focused not on how we can do the same with less input, but on how we can do new things we’ve never done before.