Behind the July/August 2015 Cover

From the cotton gin and the steam engine to electricity and the transistor, new technologies have been revolutionizing the world for centuries, transforming life and labor and enabling an extraordinary flourishing of human development. Now some argue that advances in automation and artificial intelligence are causing us to take yet another world-historical leap into the unknown.  In this video, Editor Gideon Rose discusses the creation of the July/August 2015 cover.  

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