According to a new survey by the consultancy, whether people in the United States believe they can thrive economically in a digitally disrupted world depends strongly on the amount of education they’ve attained.

I find the results a bit curious on the part of the educated, since one sector of the digital economy–Artificial Intelligence–is as much about intelligence as it is about physical, repetitive work. I find no reason why higher-value chain work cannot, over time, find itself disintermediated like other less complex jobs.  Certainly with more education, one is much better able to stay ahead of the automation curve, but even then there is no guarantee that PhDs and others will be able to keep up.

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