Human Plus Machine: A Winning Partnership | Institute For The Future
by Marina Gorbis, Institute for the Future, September 1, 2011
As we forecast in last year’s Technology Horizons research, the next ten years will see smart machines entering virtually every domain of our lives: assisting doctors during surgery, fighting on battlefields, building things in factories, and assisting in classrooms, nursing homes, and offices. As machines augment and replace humans in various tasks, their largest impact may be less obvious: their presence among us will change how we see ourselves, forcing us to confront the fundamental question of what we humans are uniquely good at. What is our competitive advantage, and where is our place alongside these machines?
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