Automation of jobs should be like Star Trek, not Star Wars


At tech festival Brain Bar in Budapest, Péter Árvai, CEO and co-founder of Prezi, gave a talk titled “Embrace automation?” where he argued that being replaced by machines doesn’t have to be a bad thing — if we choose the right sci-fi movie future. Arvai argues that we need to rethink our definition of work first and move society towards finding ways to make automation of jobs work in our favor. To illustrate how we’ve done this in the past, Árvai talked about when his grandmother got her first washing machine. Instead of having to hand wash soiled baby clothing for hours on…

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