The Future of Work

I like solving problems.  

They say that 80% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been invented yet and I like to think that I have slowly-but-steadily been defining them. 

 I still think Linkletter had it right in his essay Man-Computer Symbiosis, "The hope is that, in not too many years, human brains and computing will be coupled together very tightly, and the resulting partnership will think as no human brain has ever thought." 

Lately I've been focused on the things humans can do that computers can't — and perhaps shouldn't.  Artificial intelligence is capable of automating complex stepwise solutions, but thus far, it can't solve novel problems.  So this is where I devote most of my time. 

I choose to be one of the humans defining this interface, the one between man and computer.  This interface will determine whether our species tries, unsuccessfully, to be a machine, or uses machines to spend more time being human.  

At this point in my life, I have a working knowledge base in disruptive technology, metaresearch, preventative medicine, and surgery.   So if I am lucky enough to join the community, I'd probably be of use creating content, and interactions for these niche subjects. 

Drea Burbank