Automation is old, and so is the hype around new waves of invention

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“Will we really see a time where everything is finally automated or just a continuation of the waves of automation that have been going on for hundreds of years”. This is the underpinning of Walker’s slightly pessimistic outlook on the advances of technology. Walker highlights how automation is only effective when more cost effective than humans – otherwise, it is just pursuing technology for the sake of it. Elon Musk reached a similar conclusion: “excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake”. Read full article here

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