- Terrified robots will take middle class jobs? Look in a mirror, in which Andrew argues that jobs are automated only when they have been drained of all human functions such as judgement.
- Meet the original Big Data, TED Talk, Thought Shower Futurist, in which Andrew discusses the analogies between the work of William Playfair (1759-1823) and today's Big Data enthusiasts.
an embezzler and a blackmailer, with some unscrupulous data-gathering methods. He would kidnap farmers until they told him how many sheep they had. Today he’s remembered as the father of data visualisation. He was the first to use the pie chart, the line chart, the bar chart.Both extracts are worth your time.
Playfair stressed the confusion of the moment, its historical discontinuity, and advanced himself as a guru with new methods who was able to make sense of it.