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Debunking the Debunking of "Humans Need Not Apply" and More

The fallacy of "the luddite fallacy"

This gif is the kind of imagery that gets our attention and gets us all wondering about what is going to happen to the people who did these jobs now being done by robots.

There are a lot of people wondering about the answer to this question, and drawing conclusions like 47% of all current jobs are at risk of being automated within 20 . . .

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February 11, 2015

Yes, It Really is Different This Time

And Humans Already Need Not Apply

A conversation of increasing frequency, especially post-CGP Grey's excellent "Humans Need Not Apply":

Bill: We've been hearing about this technological unemployment crap for a long time. Every time someone has said, "It's different this time, " they've been wrong.

Ted: It's different . . .

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January 15, 2015

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