Software will continue to eat — and program — the world, and erase some jobs in the process, but history suggests it will create even more, said Andreessen Horowitz partner Ben Horowitz.
"It is possible this time it's different — it's possible that this time technology just wipes out all the jobs and there's nothing for people to do and we just have to put on plays, and write music and paint pictures — but that's not the highly probable bet," he said.
For every single technological shift, the implications for business and society are massive, but hard to predict.
"I think you have to be careful about shorting human ambition and ingenuity," said Horowitz. "The possibilities of the future — things that we might build or do — are just really hard to anticipate." The comments came on stage at a user conference for Andreessen Horowitz portfolio company Tanium.