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  • Now, your egg tray can warn you when your eggs go off - but how smart is 'too smart'?
  • Now, your egg tray can warn you when your eggs go off - but how smart is 'too smart'?
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Life on autopilot

A new wave of technological advancements is making it easier than ever to plug into an automated lifestyle, as people increasingly expect to exchange minimum input for maximum output.

Location North America / Northern Europe

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Depression-era economist John Maynard Keynes and cartoon family The Jetsons might not seem like kindred spirits, but they shared the same vision: in the future, machines would do all the hard work for us. Judy Jetson had Rosie the Robot Maid and Keynes predicted that the industrial revolution would usher in the 15-hour working week. So what happened to their dream? Not much, apparently; studies suggest we’re working longer than ever. [1]

But a new wave of technological advancements is making it easier than ever to plug into an automated lifestyle, changing the way people consider ...

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