Will you be working for a robot in the future?

Are we considering the negative effects of robotics and technology on individuals, economies and societies?

By Joe Feeley

We regularly report about the way industrial robots have grown to become a frequent addition to automated and semi-automated machine operations.

I try not to get too entangled in the man vs. robot/technology/automation debate that boils over, more often now. Part of my trouble with it is when do you start the debate clock. The Cotton Gin? The first automatic dishwasher?

Where is the point at which the massive and virtually immeasurable benefits of technology are negated by its harmful effects on individuals, economies and societies?

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