In 2013, the New York Times published an op-ed piece titled “Thinking for the Future.” Author David Brooks posits that we live in an, “era of mechanized intelligence, an age in which you’re probably going to find yourself in a workplace with diagnostic systems, different algorithms and computer-driven data analysis. If you want to thrive in this era, you probably want to be good at working with intelligent machines.”
He goes on to quote Tyler Cowen’s book, Average is Over:
If you and your skills are a complement to the computer, your wage and labor market prospects are likely to be cheery. If your skills do not complement the computer, you may want to address that mismatch.