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Jonathan Kolber

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I have worked in startups and small companies for much of my career. In recent years, I've become increasingly concerned about how accelerating automation threatens to displace multitudes of workers. I regard providing income AND meaning for these people as the greatest unmet need of our time.

From 2004 - 2008, I edited an investment advisory about bleeding edge tech companies. I was exposed to a wide swath of technologies that are evolving and converging to transform the world. While most of these have the potential to do enormous good, they also are highly disruptive.

Many people believe that advancing tech will create more jobs than it destroys,like it has always done. They fail to consider the fact that, for the first time, AI's and robots are now learning the same way people do: through observation, trial and error. This means that while new jobs will appear, there's a real risk that machines will learn them faster than people, and then do the jobs more reliably and cheaper.