To a Bright Future: Can Technology Save Us?

In echo chambers, it’s easy to believe that we’re heading for a horrible ending as a species. Anthony argues that people need to take a deep breath and a step back.

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To listen to some people talk about the future of technology, we’re heading for a dystopian end. There will be scarce jobs for humans, which will lead to humans fighting over scarcer-still resources. It’s tough to tell someone who has already lost their jobs to automation that this horrible future has not already been written in stone. 

It is true: Machines are going to displace millions of people in the workforce for decades to come. And the sad thing is that politicians are unlikely to help

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