Humans And Computers Will Come Together For Middle Work

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Editor’s note:David Greenbaum is CEO and co-founder of Boost Media. Previously, David worked in venture capital and at Goldman Sachs, and was director of strategy and M&A at Interval Leisure Group.

Jon Evans’ post “Welcome To Extremistan! Check Your Career At The Door” on TechCrunch warns of mass penury for this generation and the next as the dual horseman of the techno-apocalypse, robots and software, strip humans of their ability to make a living.

Essentially, he predicts machines and algorithms will consume jobs faster than we can create them. Don’t believe this dystopian vision of the future for a second, because both humans and robots will contribute to the economy in generations to come through a concept called “middle work.”

Today, non-manufacturing work largely falls into one of two categories: purely human (a judge serving sentences) or purely software (a computer serving search results). However, there’s an emerging…

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