In the age of spiritual machines Ray Kurzweil in 2001 predicted: By 2020, a $1,000 computer will match processing speed of the human brain -- 20 billion calculations per second. By 2030, it will simulate the brain power of a small village about 1,000 human minds. By 2048, it will have the brain power of the entire population of the U.S. I predict that within 20 to 30 years the computer will replace the ...

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Earlier this month I read a Wall Street Journal article about Zeynep Ton’s Good Jobs Index. Who is Zeynep Ton? She is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management who has ranked retailers on employee happiness. This was so positive. It was good to hear about businesses concerned about employee happiness and not just about profits and shareholders. Two weeks later I was dismayed to ...

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