Source: What we get wrong about technology — ft.com
The point of this article will be clear to anyone struggling to use new technology in current processes.
The article stops short of future predictions but the insights from the past are illuminating.
To become really transformative, Electricity required the reinvention of the the manufacturing process, worker skills, factory architecture and more. Just sticking an electric motor where a steam engine originally was, did very little.
The same way that replacing a typewriter with Email and Microsoft Word actually does very little in real terms.
A six-year old speech that seems even more relevant given headlines about automation, economic stagnation and a resurgence of frightened right-wing beliefs.
This has to be the most clear and lucid argument that I’ve read against worrying about AI taking over the world.
Sharp, concise and funny.
Read: Superintelligence: The Idea That Eats Smart People
An interview with Douglas Rushkoff, insightful as usual…
Has Technology Failed Us?
Also relevant…this Interview
A gentle, insightful and intuitive book review that deserves to be a book by itself.
Sign of the times
This is the greatest time to be a curious person who wants to learn, and it is the greatest time to be a complete idiot. The internet is revealing both the power of our traditional ways of knowing and the fact that traditional knowing has always been a product of flawed humans going wrong and going right together.