Monday, June 26, 2017

Nothing We Can Do About Technology

All my adult life the narrative has been: changing technology increases inequality, this is inevitable, there's very little to be done but hand wring about it. Whatchagonnado? It's technology, you Luddite! Now the robots are coming - though they aren't here yet! - is the latest round in this. Robots will take all of the jobs (of people who aren't like me). They'll get poorer. Maybe we should think about doing something but not do it?

All bullshit.