Maybe it’s time we took a hard look at ourselves before indicting technology as a scourge on humanity?
John Maynard Keynes once famously said that the difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas but in escaping from old ones. And one of the oldest and most pervasive and pernicious economic ideas is that technology kills jobs.
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This is brand new technology. The early automobile developed during a period without sufficient roads, training or licensing. They were operated by the chauffeurs of the wealthy or the equivalent of today's geeky hobbyists.
Rule 1. Never use your phone as your alarm clock. We all know how it goes: once you're done dealing your standard wave of 20 snoozes, you flick off the alarm, and go straight to browsing: Instagram, email, videos of baby elephants.
Long tech and short toil will fuel growth tomorrow, but whether we are able to stomach the journey today is far more unclear. The impact of the unfolding clash between technology and toil will be bruising in the shorter term. Its resolution will be critical to the future of economic growth.
He wrote my first name on a napkin, slipped it in his pocket, and asked me to meet him, same time, same place, four days later. I did. He did. No texts, alerts or mobile carriers required.
Today, with digital devices only continuing to pervade ever more aspects of our daily lives, these movements are just as
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Rather than see the Tea Party's divisiveness as a sign of politics to come, it may simply be the final spasm of rage for a shrinking cohort of citizens who refuse to accept that our culture no longer resembles the "real America" embedded in their historical imagination.