This technological revolution is different by George Magnus / February 15, 2016 / Leave a comment Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email Humanoid robot NAO, equipped with artificial intelligence, helps a teacher during a science class at Keio University Kindergarten in Tokyo on 25th January 2016. ©Miho Ikeya/AP/Press Association Images Read more: Are only poets safe from robots?YOU'VE HIT THE LIMIT You have now reached your limit of 3 free articles in the last 30 days. But don't worry! You can get another 7 articles absolutely free, simply by entering your email address in the box below. When you register we'll also send you a free e-book—Writing with punch—which includes some of the finest writing from our archive of 22 years. And we'll also send you a weekly newsletter with the best new ideas in politics and philosophy of culture, which you can of course unsubscribe from at any time Email Prospect takes your privacy seriously. We promise never to rent or sell your e-mail address to any third party. You can unsubscribe from the Prospect e-mail newsletter at any time. DEBUG messsage: regular Related articles Mario Draghi has made the right call for the eurozone Vicky Pryce / October 31, 2017 The ECB president is right to ease stimulus gently—the European economy still needs... Are authoritarian states better at delivering economic growth? George Magnus / March 20, 2018 Short answer: only in the early stages of development Share with friends Facebook Twitter Linkedin Email CommentsWpaulFebruary 15, 2016 at 13:42The issue at stake isn't change di per se. It's the rapidity with wich change is happening. In just 12 years Facebook went from startup to a 7'00 strong staff serving 1.8 *billion* users, a feat thatno other telecom/media company can boast. And in just 8 years we've developed a universe of smartphone apps, some of which squarely displace fleh-and-bones service providers and their staff. Somewhere a new AIbased technology is surely being developed that will make redundant profession for which young men and women are right now studying (maybe even by taking student loans). We are in a form of singularity - that where technological shifts are happening at a faster pace than our capability to adapt. THAT is what should collectively scare us.