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If Boris Johnson wanted Britain to lead the world, he'd stop hedging his bets and back HS2 | Will Hutton

4 monthes ago   |   By The Guardian

The thinking behind his new inquiry into high speed rail is political, not economic The foundations of the dynamic economies of the 21st century will be massive agglomerations of people. In the new era of the learning machine, anything that is routine - from a production line to the legal processes surrounding buying and selling a house - will be performed by a robot. What will drive economic activity instead are myriad face-to-face interactions, from education to medicine, which can't be done by machines but can be done by people living in vast, highly-connected urban areas that foster...
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