I get up in the morning and decide what to do that day. There is no obligation, no hurry, no compulsion. Should I go to the beach, practice my golf swing or begin that novel that has been buzzing in my head. I don’t have to go to work, not today, not tomorrow not ever. This may be a vision of the not too distant future.
I read with interest the post Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford. In that piece, Martin suggests that supremely intelligent robots, capable of thinking and learning, will be able to do most tasks performed by humans today, putting many out of work. Is this desirable? This is an important question and we have heard it asked many times in our history with the advent of any new technology.