💭 What complexity science tells us about job automation risk
This can help us chart a path for the future of jobs
Our society encourages job specialisation — unsurprisingly so, given how it improves productivity. The division of labor was first espoused by Adam Smith; in The Wealth of Nations, he argues that growth depends on the increased specialisation of individual workers which profoundly increases the level of output at an aggregate level.
However, on an indiv…