automation and more

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

@tom_peters – “Want someone to think you are brilliant? Have a 10 minute conversation and let them do all the talking.

@rogerschankReading is no way to learn

When you have someone to ask, you ask. Reading is what you do when you have no one to ask.

Research suggests cooperative behaviour is not instinctive, but learned – via @hrheingold

The human ability to cooperate with strangers is an evolutionary puzzle. In most , cooperation is only observed among kin or in very small groups where future interactions are likely. To explore the nature of , the researchers compared decision-making in economic games between high-trust and low-trust societies.

What Is RSS: A Guide To Really Simple Syndication Benefits, Best Uses And Applications

RSS is a powerful but simple way to gather content from all over the web, making it easy for you to follow the latest updates from all of your favorite websites without having to visit them all individually. – @RobinGood

It’s No Myth: Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Erase Jobs in Nearly Every Industry – via @petervan

If we can develop the economic structures necessary to distribute the prosperity we are creating, most people will no longer have to work to sustain themselves. They will be free to pursue other creative endeavors. The problem, however, is that without jobs, they will not have the dignity, social engagement, and sense of fulfillment that comes from work. The life, liberty and pursuit of happiness that the constitution entitles us to won’t be through labor, it will have to be through other means.

@marshallkAutomation of knowledge work

That’s right, automation of knowledge work is expected to have one of the very highest economic impacts of all these disruptive technologies – but is the very-least discussed among general interest and business publications. What does that mean? I think it means “get in now,” for one thing.  High potential, low hype sounds like an opportunity for arbitrage against the future.

Source: McKinsey

Source: McKinsey

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