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In the long run, we are telepathic androids | The Economist

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14 May 2013



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Kevin Drum looks to have set the topic for the day with his article in Mother Jones on the economics of our robotic future. The argument is a good recap of several points that have also turned up in speculation by others on what happens once artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence and robots start replacing us not just in manual labour or repetitive processing tasks, but in, well, everything. I think Mr Drum [is] failing to integrate one more special factor about the artificial-intelligence revolution, though. Here’s the thing about robots: they will be telepaths.

 

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