2017 January

The Seven Stages of Robot Replacement

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”

Kevin Kelly | Backchannel | 27th December 2016

Let us welcome the robots that come for our jobs. “This is not a race against the machines. If we race against them, we lose. This is a race with the machines. You’ll be paid in the future based on how well you work with robots. Ninety per cent of your coworkers will be unseen machines. There will be a blurry line between what you do and what they do. You might no longer think of it as a job, at least at first, because anything that resembles drudgery will be handed over to robots” (650 words)

Mike’s response:

Yes this is true, we are all working with “forms” of robots now as we type, email, text, speaks, browse, etc.


As robots go through “purple” animation, we can watch them begin to progress and form a culture of interaction as the most capable begin to be chiefs and “elders”, then red bosses, blue governance…

But for now?

AN-BEIGE: survival of the fittest.



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