All discussions of automation have to navigate the rocky tension between two different facts.

1) Historically, automation has never caused the net loss of jobs. The number of jobs is still increasing to this day, and world poverty is being reduced at a faster rate than at any previous time in history. Our machines make us wealthy by contributing to our productivity.

2) We can easily imagine a theoretical machine that could do any job better than a human being.

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