I’ve seldom experienced déjà vu as strongly as I did reading Alexander C. Kaufman’s recent note on Stephen Hawkings’ brief Reddit AMA (h/t David Ruccio).
A member of the public asked:
- "Have you thought about the possibility of technological unemployment, where we develop automated processes that ultimately cause large unemployment by performing jobs faster and/or cheaper than people can perform them?
- "In particular, do you foresee a world where people work less because so much work is automated?
- "Do you think people will always either find work or manufacture more work to be done?"