Several years ago, Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, and Jeff Bezos gathered at a White House Dinner and debated how automation might reshape the future of work. Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, sketched out a rosy future. He argued that his fulfillment centers were a model for collective harmony, where people worked together with robots to provide products for consumers. Stewart saw a darker future. He insisted that people wanted to feel proud of their work and that they were contributing to society, “not just running errands for people that have more than you.” Stewart concluded: “I think that's a recipe for revolution.” A hush fell over the crowd and then Obama piped up from the couch: 'I agree with Jon.'"