Automation Makes Us Dumb Wall Street Journal.

Posted on 11-22-2014 by
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In this Wall Street Journal essay, Nicholas Carr observes that our reliance on automation, rather than lifting us up, is dumbing us down, even in white collar jobs.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/automation-makes-us-dumb-1416589342?mod=trending_now_1

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JonPack
JonPack
Posted on : 26 Nov 2014 2:19 AM

Depends upon what's being automated. If it's some mindless task like document formatting, automation can be helpful. It's when some genius tries to automate a task requiring judgment and thought that we start getting dumbed down.

maureenoconnellscholastic
maureenoconnellscholastic
Posted on : 16 Jun 2015 6:24 AM

It's important to understand that computers were introduced to help the human race. Though work is being done differently now, there are certain tasks that still need the human touch and expertise. It's not all about numbers, it's also about skill and talent.

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