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Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 16, 2013
May 16, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Lately, it seems like we talk about Moore's law at least once a week on our show. It's the idea that our computing power jumps forward by leaps and bounds every two years -- so fast that soon our computers will be as smart as we are. Kevin Drum is a writer at the magazine Mother Jones. He's just written a long piece about intelligent robots. Drum thinks by the year 2025, they'll be smart enough to take almost all of our jobs. Don't worry though -- he says that's a good thing.

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Why we could all be replaced by robots in the near future

May 16, 2013
In a recent story for Mother Jones, writer Kevin Drum says by the year 2025 robots will take all of our jobs.

Your Brain = Lake Michigan

May 16, 2013
Here's a calculation that might take some time to process. If you were to measure the computing power of the human brain and convert it to fluid ounces, you'd get the volume of of Lake Michigan.
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Lately, it seems like we talk about Moore’s law at least once a week on our show. It’s the idea that our computing power jumps forward by leaps and bounds every two years — so fast that soon our computers will be as smart as we are. Kevin Drum is a writer at the magazine Mother Jones. He’s just written a long piece about intelligent robots. Drum thinks by the year 2025, they’ll be smart enough to take almost all of our jobs. Don’t worry though — he says that’s a good thing.

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