On the whole I'd say I'm more optimistic than this author and I think he still subscribes to a small amount of mysticism (ie no I don't suppose that 'inefficiencies' are what makes us human) but I'd like to see much more of this type of even handed and well researched mainstream punditry. The the end of the article is a close approximation of the reasons +Jon Perry
and I wrote LET GO (letgomovie.com
): "On the way to robots and computers taking more and more of our jobs, we can’t just write off the people whose livelihoods are eliminated as losers and moochers, or take it on faith that enough new human jobs will be created. As we embark on a wholesale “editing” of biology’s “errors,” we also cannot assume that the cornucopia of bioengineered health and longevity will magically trickle down."