1970 Firesign Theatre Prophecy

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603431/as-goldman-embraces-automation-even-the-masters-of-the-universe-are-threatened/

Using software Goldman Sach’s New York headquarters has replaced 600 traders with 200 programmers. This echoes or rhymes with a record from 1970 by The Firesign Theatre, I Think We’re All Bozos On This Bus:

(…JIM…): Mister President – WHERE CAN I GET A JOB?

The President: Many busy executives ask me, “What about the job displacement market program in the city of the future?” Well, count on us to be there, (… JIM…), because, if we’re lucky tomorrow, we won’t have to deal with questions like yours ever again.

That’s from 1970. Stunning.

 

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