Sal Khan, Opinion contributor Published 4:00 a.m. ET April 11, 2019
Will technology take over our jobs, destabilize our society and democracy? Or can we leverage technology to amplify human purpose and potential?
Technology has created a strange new world. Cats playing piano can now get more attention than political leaders — perhaps deservedly. Artificial intelligence can now generate chillingly compelling “fake news.” Police are having trouble pulling over Teslas whose drivers are sleeping.
But these effects are small compared with what I believe are the central questions of our time: Will all this accelerating technology — which will generate incredible productivity and wealth — also cause labor wages to stagnate, exacerbate wealth inequality and eliminate millions of jobs? Most chillingly, will