The world of AD 2014 will have few routine jobs

friday2@KateCrawford – “Consent is meaningless without comprehension, and comprehension is impossible without visibility.”

“I’ve learned that as soon as you introduce controls on human behaviour, you lose the game.” -John Seddon – via @hemppah

Sandy Pentland: Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data – via @EskoKilpi

Also there is inherent in a society built on data sharing a certain level of transparency and choice for individuals that I believe will tend to mitigate against central control. It tends to dissolve the power of the state and big organizations because you can build things that are far more efficient and robust if they’re distributed and without the hard information boundaries that you see today.

Scott Berkun: What if managers didn’t get paid more? – via @tantramar

In many organizations getting promoted into management is the only promotion path. The result is many people ill suited and even uninterested in leading groups take on those roles, with negative consequences across the organization. If you know of managers who clearly don’t like managing, you and they have been victimized by an organization that has misplaced how and why it rewards people.

Isaac Asimov: Visit to the World’s Fair of 2014 (1964) – via @eprenen

The world of A.D. 2014 will have few routine jobs that cannot be done better by some machine than by any human being … Even so, mankind will suffer badly from the disease of boredom, a disease spreading more widely each year and growing in intensity. This will have serious mental, emotional and sociological consequences, and I dare say that psychiatry will be far and away the most important medical specialty in 2014. The lucky few who can be involved in creative work of any sort will be the true elite of mankind, for they alone will do more than serve a machine.