In contrast to other authors who anxiously await the AI apocalypse, Colin Johnson argues that automating task completion is key to human growth and development. He describes theories of cognitive development, which describe learning as the process of developing “automaticity” – the capability to perform tasks with minimal effort, planning, or processing. He discusses how children begin to combine multiple tasks into consolidations as they develop automaticity (for example noting that children who can automatically process letters at a young age often read better later in life). Finally, he concludes that automating tasks can reduce our cognitive burden, freeing us to learn higher-order skills.