Jon Lebkowsky: Bruce Sterling on Robots and Humanity

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Jon Lebkowsky
Jon Lebkowsky

Robots and Humanity

 

My favorite-so-far Bruce Sterling post in the State of the World conversation:

“Following on from John Payne’s comments in <76>, are the robots coming for our jobs? Is a certain amount of unemployment going to end
up as part of the system and, if so, what happens next?”

*It’s so interesting to see this perennial question coming into vogue once again. When I was a pre-teen first discovering “science fiction,”
that automation dystopia story was all over the place. Even on the cover of TIME magazine. See this Artzybasheff computer monster, all
busy stealing guy’s jobs? Looks oddly familiar, doesn’t it?

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