Embracing Habit With Meghan O’Gieblyn
These days you’re more likely to hear a tech CEO or a “thought leader” waxing poetic about how artificial intelligence will soon make most human work obsolete — how in this future humankind will be happy because every day we’ll get to choose to do whatever we want. But as O'Gieblyn writes in her new cover story for Harper’s, imagining oneself happy in this future is nearly impossible, “much as it’s hopeless to envision contentment in heaven.” For her, peace, happiness — whatever you want to call it — comes from embracing habit. She joins us this Friday at noon, and Saturday at 11 a.m., to talk about why.
Air date: Jan. 7, 2022 at noon MT and Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. MT
Meghan O’Gieblyn’s Harper's article is called “Routine Maintenance: Embracing Habit in an Automated World.”