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Over the past 11 years as a hotel concierge, Indira Pun has committed thousands of names to memory. Her trick? She exercises this part of her brain like a muscle.
Japanese owners of the Aibo brand of robot dogs revere their electric pets so much they hold funerals for them when they break down.
Plenty of careers previously thought to be untouchable by automation have already experienced robotic disruption.
Children live and perceive the world very much in the moment. This is the sort of mindset desired by those who practice mindfulness.