Let Robots Sweat the Boring Stuff

For Sartre, when humans start to resemble mechanical automatons it’s a bad thing — bad faith. I wonder, though, what he’d make of today’s world, where more and more of our casual daily transactions are mediated by machine interfaces of various kinds? Let’s call it robomediation — the process by which bank tellers are being replaced by ATMs, telephone operators by automated touch-tone and voice-recognition systems, soldiers by gun-toting Talons, financial journalists by report-writing programs and the taciturn guy at the video rental store by the wall-mounted DVD automat.

Site – http://www.wired.com

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