Archive for December 15th, 2011


“Humans, Computers Each Have Their Place”

December 15th, 2011

In The Washington Post yesterday:

Modern technological advances have sparked many concerns that supercomputers, robots and other sophisticated machinery will soon erase the need for skilled workers, especially in industries like manufacturing and construction, perhaps driving the nation’s unemployment rate even higher in the years ahead.


Google Chairman Eric Schmidt (left) responds to questions at an event for the Economic Club of Washington, DC on Monday [image courtesy The Economic Club of Washington, DC/Paul Morse via The Washington Post].Similarly, Americans’ increasing dependence on technology, ranging from constant computer use to around-the-clock interaction with mobile phones, has prompted many observers and academics to question whether the line separating people and technology is blurring in an all too dangerous manner.


On Monday, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered words to mollify those concerns [after the jump].


» Read more: “Humans, Computers Each Have Their Place”