According to a new book written by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfssen entitled 'The Second Machine Age', we have witnessed two major technological shifts in our history. The first began towards the end of the 19th century, where machines replaced and multiplied the physical work of humans and animals.
A little while ago, self-service checkouts were finally installed in my local Morrisons. And long overdue they were too, if you're asking me. Not that I'm antisocial or anything. Far from it, I spend my days crouched over a laptop in a book-lined study (alright, book-lined garden shed) because I'm an incorrigible people person.