This column is the third in a series about generative AI in which I have been scrambling to find technological precedents for the unprecedented. Still, even an imperfect analogy can be instructive. Looking at assistive fly-by-wire systems alerts us to the risk of complacency and deskilling; the sudden rise of the digital spreadsheet shows us how a technology can destroy what seems to be the foundations of an industry, yet end up expanding the number and range of new jobs in that industry.

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