We read the “Higher Order Thinking” article about the birth of the Conceptual age, by Sam Brinson on DIYgenius.com. Sam highlights the inevitable threat of machines to human employment under the current system. Far-fetched? Maybe… but is it really? Think again about the robots that already live among us.
Bank machines, self-checkout counters, DIY web design platforms like Wix, Shopify and Squarespace, digital schools... Need we go on? Self-proclaimed DIY geniuses all over the world have successfully ushered in the Conceptual age. As suggested by Sam Brinson, "having a sense of empathy, along with the ability to recognize beauty and being able to find meaning from inherently neutral objects and ideas" will be critical for survival in the years to come.