Both Mashable and the Huffington Post bring to attention BBC's Secrets of Silicon Valley, where former Facebook executive Antonio Garcia Martinez warns that in 30 years technology will remove half of the world's jobs, causing chaos and violent conflicts. Scenes like these may soon be the norm.
AAccording to Antonio, many tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are just as pessimistic as he is about the future they’re building. They don’t say it in public of course, because what’s the point. It’s inevitable, they say; technology can’t be stopped. It’s a force of nature.
Even just a couple of years ago, this would have sounded like just another exhibit in the long-tradition of American dystopian paranoia. But the robot jobs apocalypse argument is starting to sound more reasonable by the day.
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