All This Progress with Little Benefit
Little benefit

It is hard to grasp the speed of technological improvements these days. We enjoy the assistance of technology every day by using elevators, cars, computers and smartphones. With technology, we are exploring other worlds, making new inventions and pushing our progress even further. With quick access to almost any information, we are more knowledgeable and powerful. Our productivity has grown a great deal with the help of various tools and gadgets. We’ve been producing goods and services faster than ever. Technology improved our lives… Or, did it?

Technology improved some people’s lives a lot. Our higher productivity enriched some individuals or corporations, but didn’t change the struggles of most. Most people, same as a century ago, must work long hours or several jobs to make ends meet. Shouldn’t the increased productivity allow us to work less and live more?

Will artificial intelligence benefit the few but not the many?