Archive for December 15th, 2011


“Humans, Computers Each Have Their Place”

December 15th, 2011
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].

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.   Similarly, Americans’ increasing dependence on technology, ranging from constant computer use to around-the-clock interaction with mobile ...