Does Alstry have a daughter named Siri?
I was talking with my boss the other day and he was telling me how great his new I-Phone 4S is. He said he most enjoys Siri because it can write and send emails, and remind him to do something when he gets home, as it can use the GPS to track when he arrives at his house. And so I mentioned to him that the Siri technology may shift the way we think about tasks and cause us to form a symbiotic relationship with our phone, almost like it is a required part of our human experience!!! He laughed and told me to calm down and Siri told me to stop reading Alstry's blog.
But then it struck me how this application could represent the next big breakthrough in productivity that we see as the result of innovations like the automobile, computer, internet, cloud computing, udderworld ..etc.
And then today I saw this article that discussed the advances in technology and its impact on job creation and thought of Alstry and his position and how maybe in light of what is happening, his theory may not totally be as "off the wall" as it first seemed.
Bottom line of this article: Technology replaces middle class jobs not low-end and high-end jobs, and new training is necessary for the middle class to overcome the technolgical advances replacing their work...zombulation.
So faced with all of this new evidence I ask Alstry, do you have a daughter named Siri? ..lol