We Are Redundant

At WSJ.com, Craig Karmin on the future of checking into hotels:

Guests arriving at the Aloft Hotel in Manhattan or one in Silicon Valley will soon be able to do something hotels have dreamed about offering for years: walk past the check-in desk and enter their rooms by using a smartphone as a room key.
Sounds great, right? Why do I need to talk to this human being, when I know how to get to the elevator and find my room myself?
Seems everything is more efficient when us humans stay out of the way.
Daily Exhaust contributor Bryan pointed out to me that at some point in the future we’re going to have to pay people to be unemployed because there’s not going to be any jobs left.
We love how computers make things easier.
We have to be careful what we wish for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To create code blocks or other preformatted text, indent by four spaces:

    This will be displayed in a monospaced font. The first four 
    spaces will be stripped off, but all other whitespace
    will be preserved.
    
    Markdown is turned off in code blocks:
     [This is not a link](http://example.com)

To create not a block, but an inline code span, use backticks:

Here is some inline `code`.

For more help see http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax