mdy"People—smart, kind, thoughtful people—thought that comment boards and open discussion would heal us, would make sexism and racism negligible andSee more tear down walls of class. We were certain that more communication would make everything better. Arrogantly, we ignored history and learned a lesson that has been in the curriculum since the Tower of Babel, or rather, we made everyone else learn it. We thought we were amplifying individuals in all their wonder and forgot about the cruelty, or at least assumed that good product design could wash that away. We were so hopeful, and we shaved the sides of our heads, and we never expected to take over the world."
Stowe BoydIt is the elites – cut off in their dark-limo world – whose project looks as forlorn as that of the millennial sects of the 19th century. The democracySee more of riot squads, corrupt politicians, magnate-controlled newspapers and the surveillance state looks as phoney and fragile as East Germany did 30 years ago.
William L. AndersonIn a letter to the New Yorker on a review of a biography of Ayn Rand, Lisa Turner writes, “[C]apitalism, in its most extreme form, is the mirror imageSee more of Communism—cold, inhuman, inhumane, intractably greedy, and full of contempt for the individual, as well as for societal ideals as a whole.” I agree. [ reposted from http://bandstands.tumblr.com/post/271886996/on-unfettered-capitalism ]
Glyn BrittonWhich is possibly why management consultants are rattled, as the 'professional services' they've been selling at super-premium prices for 40 years are actually mostly about repeatable process, which be replaceable by machines.
Luzius MeisserWhy is everyone so sure that “soft skills” are harder for machines to learn than “hard skills”? For example, I don’t expect machines to replace hairdressersSee more any time soon (we are still decades away from creating a machine equivalent to the human hand). I think this is the wrong line to draw. What can be automated well is everything that is repetitive, regardless of whether it is a soft skill or a hard skill. For example, Netflix is much better at evoking emotions than many humans are, which is clearly a soft skill.
George KaoImportant context for what we are now needing to adapt to.
184.108.40.206b.75 \●●チク●●/Yes, my colleague and I have been discussing this very notion in great detail for the better part of the last 2 years. Adaptation in the context of workSee more is inherently tricky I think. Integrating into an existing system poses its' obvious challenges, however it appears that given the right incentive to adopt/adapt a new paradigm of workflow, many of the older infrastructures reveal their fundamental and otherwise obvious flaws. Many thoughts on the subject, but modularity is the key.