Keith Boesky has an interesting essay on the implications of letting “the computer” do everything for us. He foresees a bleak future, where most everything is mediated by computers and little technical mistakes could have dire consequences.

He also invokes the singularity meme. His take though, is that computers are not necessarily becoming smarter, but humans are getting dumber (by letting mental skills atrophy, due to reliance on tech). Although a bit paranoid, these ideas are food for thought.

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