CHAPTER 3

Progression of Disappearing Jobs

Consensus suggests that many manual repetitive jobs will go first. Again, link these to the less educated and the poor. Then, the progression is for the human applications to be taken over requiring higher intelligence and then to the super intelligent levels where computers can do most of the work better than humans and can even program themselves. Here, the time frame is again complicated to predict. In the “Go” championship example, the computer first made mistakes and then reprogrammed itself with the options it missed to enhance the defense. In the chess championship example, every recorded chess game was fed into the computer, so it could choose and adjust its responses. Singularity is the term ...

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