201: Of Monks and Machines

Produced by Blake Gallay.

All around us, jobs are being outsourced to metal muscles and silicon brains. From Gutenberg’s printing press, to assembly lines, to deep-learning algorithms, what can history teach us about the automated future? This episode is an exploration of where we’ve come from, and where we might be headed in an automated, computerized world. 



Special thanks to Krithik Ranjan, Keenan Ashbrook, and Yunyun Wang.

Episode art by Nicole Fung

Episode Notes: http://www.stateofthepod.com/2019/12/31/monks-notes/