This technological revolution is different by George Magnus / February 15, 2016 / Leave a commentFacebookTwitterLinkedinEmailHumanoid 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 ImagesRead more: Are only poets safe from robots?YOU'VE HIT THE LIMITYou 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 may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with our newsletter, subscription offers and other relevant information. Click to learn more about these interests and how we use your data. You will be able to object to this processing in all our communications.DEBUG messsage: regularRelated articles Headspace #28: Brexit and the economy—time to change directionProspect Team / April 11, 2018Four contributors to Prospect's May issue ask if it's time for a revolution in... Central bankers are getting nervous about their cherished independencePaul Wallace / June 1, 2018It may not survive the next financial crisis Share with friendsFacebookTwitterLinkedinEmailCommentsWpaulFebruary 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.