The 7 Stages of Robot Replacement
- A robot/computer cannot possibly do what I do.
- OK, it can do a lot, but it can’t do everything I do.
- OK, it can do everything I do, except it needs me when it breaks down, which is often.
- OK, it operates without failure, but I need to train it for new tasks.
- Whew, that was a job that no human was meant to do, but what about me?
- My new job is more fun and pays more now that robots/computers are doing my old job.
- I am so glad a robot cannot possibly do what I do.
(from The Technium)
“Zappos used Mechanical Turk to fix grammar, spelling in reviews on zappos.com. Improves confidence, increases sales” —@timoreilly
“Nearly two-thirds of the … gap between the likelihood of men or women to enter a competition … disappears when people are offered the chance to compete in two-person teams rather than as individuals.” —Do women compete better in teams?
“We kept our country at peace. We never went to war. We never dropped a bomb. We never fired a bullet.” —Jimmy Carter
“The true speed demon of the group, however, was Japanese, which edges past Spanish at 7.84, thanks to its low density of .49” —The speed and density of language
“This would be like team captains offering spread estimates before games and apologizing for not meeting them, or trying to win by a certain margin.” —Fixing the Game