Robert Plotkin (‘Automating Invention”) often writes about the economic effects of computer automation including the drive to develop and market skills that have not yet been automated. As he points out in this piece, Norbert Weiner, the man who coined the term ‘cybernetics’ nearly 50 years ago had thoughts along this line….<goto>

The book that Plotkin cites is an introduction to the field “The Human Use of Human Beings”
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