34: Robots for All!

by Max Leibman

After last week's suggestion that the robots are indeed coming, the Priority team considers them more broadly: what does increasing automation mean for our work?

Caitie embraces automation: Google Calendar, systematic emails, and prompts that keep her world in order. But Max suggests that his long-hand project management isn't tedious, per se, by comparison. Maybe it's more thoughtful, forcing him to slow down when he considers his work. 

So the robots have their perks and limitations, but the team wonders whether and how automation might stymie growth. If we don't have to pay attention to certain skills, what will happen to them? And our jobs? Okay, so the robots are already here, but perhaps we can figure out how to live in peace with these not-so-futuristic friends.


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