In April 2017, Scott wrote a piece for David Kirkpatrick's "Techonomy" on how "Robots are coming for your tasks, not your jobs." Highlighting the work of James Manyika and the McKinsey Global Institute team, and the research of Harvard's David Deming, he argues that while machine automation will make inroads into tasks within our jobs, what's left are in fact the more human roles. As scripted tasks are given to machines, what's left are complex tasks that require "task trading" and specialization. "Social skills" or the "educational dark matter" as Deming calls it, become increasingly important to minimize the transaction costs of task trading. The Liberal Arts train such skills, and are counterintuitively more relevant than ever before.