Will the Rise of The Robots Implode the World Economy?
On the other hand, they can land planes, write news stories, and emotional robots may be your very best friend or your loyal pet.
From the invention of the steam engine to the Internet, technology has helped drive human progress. But Martin Ford, author of Rise Of The Robots: Technology and The Threat Of A Jobless Future, suggests we are now at a tipping point where robotics, if not handled right, may trigger mass unemployment and economic collapse.
Talking from his office in Sunnyvale, California, he explains how 3-D printing may revolutionize the construction industry; why the Japanese like having robots as pets; and how robots may make it even harder to halt climate change.
I’d agree, that’s definitely science fiction. Some very smart, high profile people like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have warned about this. In the very long term they may