Automation Could Make Us Useless

Culture, Philosophy, and Humanity , Gerd's Reads , Human Futures and AI , Internet of Things , Technology , Updates

The “de-skilling” that occurs when pilots no longer fly planes is happening across the board…It’s just one of the risks, Carr suggests, of becoming “a ward of our phones”: we are disembodying ourselves, removing ourselves from the world, living via screens and interfaces, and losing touch with many of the things that make us human. Even Google’s search engine used to require thought. You had to compose a question; not now.

It sounds like we need to keep up manual skills as well as embrace automation. I’m sure there’s an app for that.

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Gerd Leonhard

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