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Productivity is for robots


"Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring."

None of these fare well under the scrutiny of productivity; which is why the entire education system needs to be turned on its head to support creativity. The next generation will not fair well without the having learnt the importance of these key factors.

Reshared post from +Gideon Rosenblatt
This is a really interesting piece questioning our assumptions about productivity and the nature of economic development.

Great stuff from one of my favorite writers, +Kevin Kelly.

"Generally any task that can be measured by the metrics of productivity -- output per hour -- is a task we want automation to do. In short, productivity is for robots. Humans excel at wasting time, experimenting, playing, creating, and exploring. None of these fare well under the scrutiny of productivity."

Originally posted by +Trish Fraser in the Good Business Community.


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