It Took the Telephone 75 Years To Do What Angry Birds Did in 35 Days. But What Does That Mean?


Step into an Apple store or any other electronics purveyor and you’re sure to come away convinced technology is advancing faster than ever.

That laptop that seemed impossibly thin a year or two ago is long gone, replaced far more svelte options. The latest phones take crisper pictures and the apps now seem endless and constantly changing.

These electronic riches are just part of a larger wave of innovation that is upending economies and creating new challenges for workers, according to a new Citi GPS report by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne, two Oxford University economists who created a stir two years ago by predicting that nearly half of U.S. jobs could be automated away over the next two decades.
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/03/13/it-took-the-telephone-75-years-to-do-what-angry-birds-did-in-35-days-but-what-does-that-mean/

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