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#Robots and More #Smart #Machines = More #Leisure?

I have my doubts. #Engineers, #economists and “futurists” jump in.

111 robotThis article is pretty good, but there are a lot of “if” in the contention that a more leisurely world is ahead of us.

“In 2011, Chinese companies spent ¥8 billion ($1.3 billion) on industrial robots. Foxconn, which build iPads for Apple, hopes to have their first fully automated plant in operation sometime in the next 5-10 years.”

Not particularly good news for millions of Chinese who need work.  Engineers, futurists, economists — want to make a case either way?

Read more about it here.

 

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