VideoLarry Page sees a conundrum in the world's future. Machine learning will replace more and more human jobs, leading to vast unemployment in the next few decades, just like 19th-century farmers. But today's opiate of the masses is work. It makes people feel needed and occupied. People like vacation, but also like [...]
There have been one and a half machine ages already. The first began in the nineteenth century, with machines taking over manual labor. Then in the twentieth century machines began taking over mental labor (they still are). When the third age comes, says one sociologist, we're doomed.