The goal of the average worker isn’t just to do better than their peers – it’s to also outperform computers.
As a general rule, once a computer is able to functionally do our job, we can no longer compete, at least for long. When computers are able to replicate a human task, there is an overlap between computer mastery and the human continuing work while the bugs are ironed out.
But soon enough, the computer will get behind the wheel and the human finds they are equipped for a job that no longer exists.
Our goal shouldn’t be to outperform computers – it be to do the work that cannot be done by computers – at least yet.
The stages of robot replacement are clear. Once a computer can do everything you do, but it’s buggy or breaks down, you should already be ready for your next move.
This requires the ability to pivot quickly, a growth mindset, and perseverance, but it’s the only option you have.
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