Cal Newport:

“I argue that the ability to consistently complete undecidable tasks is increasingly valuable in our information economy.

Because these solutions cannot be systematized, this skill cannot be automated or easily outsourced.

Similarly, if you can complete undecidable tasks, you cannot be replaced by a 22-year old willing to work twice your hours at half your pay — as it’s not simply raw effort that matters.

(By contrast, if your day is composed entirely of decidable tasks you’re vulnerable to any of these above dangers.)

That’s the good news.

The bad news is… ”


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