For example, someone who creates a computer program to automate tax preparation might earn millions or billions of dollars while eliminating the need for countless accountants. Top creators can make tens of thousands of dollars a month.
Seems like a big waste of time to me. Truth will rarely be popular or profitable.
And though they may not seem impressive, their real-world effects are baffling: the destruction of public discourse and the polarization of populations; wages and hours managed by algorithms; customer service, clerical, counseling or legal work eliminated by virtual assistants or chatbots.
At the same time, higher-paying jobs requiring creativity and problem-solving skills, often aided by computers, have proliferated. Dr Orlando acknowledges the distraction by saying "conversation is shifting gears". That version of Watson now sits in a corner of a large data center at the research facility in Yorktown Heights, marked with a glowing plaque commemorating its glory days.
They have also created a new reality. They are not brandishing pitchforks; they are more likely to wield cellphones. On June 20,the BBC evening news opener broke down.
Katz has done extensive research on how technological advances have affected jobs over the last few centuries—describing, for example, how highly skilled artisans in the midth century were displaced by lower-skilled workers in factories.
Without social media this conversation would never have taken place.