Future of verification: Better ways to predict behavior

  Summary: This post discusses one of the verification implications of the next 20 years of automation on verification: The problem of trying to predict how people will react to change. A previous post (and another one) discussed the next 20 years of automation and their general implications. This follow-up post discusses one of the … More Future of verification: Better ways to predict behavior

Misc stuff: Automation and unemployment

Summary: This post discusses some recent articles about automation and unemployment, and my reactions to them. Following my post about automation and unemployment, I got several comments saying I was too optimistic, and (fewer) saying all this would never happen. I am still trying to “get the future right” (I know this is really impossible). … More Misc stuff: Automation and unemployment

Automation and unemployment are coming, but I guess we’ll manage

Summary: This post takes a (speculative) look at the general implications of automation over the next 20 years: Employment declines. Democracy does not fold. Universal Basic Income becomes common. Education improves. New-age stuff grows. Quality-of-life inequality grows or shrinks, depending on how you look. And so on. A follow-up post will discuss the verification implications. Note: Title changed … More Automation and unemployment are coming, but I guess we’ll manage

The rise of mostly-autonomous systems

Summary: This post discusses the (possible) rise of mostly-autonomous systems, i.e. systems which are normally autonomous, but still have “operators standing by” for the infrequent-but-crucial moments when they are needed. I’ll discuss this trend,  its implications and startup opportunities, and then turn to my favorite topic – the verification implications of all that. Jobs of … More The rise of mostly-autonomous systems