Luddite Fallacy: Jethro Tull's Seed From The 1700s

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The Canadian government choosing to create a policy around the belief in the Luddite Fallacy” is a logical, but high risk decision. The Luddite Fallacy applied made sense from the time since the Industrial Revolution because machines from the past are fundamentally the same from today; the seed drill of today is conceptually the same as Jethro Tull’s seed from the 1700’s. Automation today is fundamentally different from technological innovations in the past because it is not just physical labour that is being affected, but also jobs that require a degree of cognitive awareness. Although it could be true that it is a failure of one’s imagination that no new jobs will arise out of increasing amounts of automation, evidence today suggests otherwise.

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