Automation – paradise or damnation

Picture of a robot solider. Robot soliders are part of the risks with unregulated automation.
Robot soldiers are part of the risks with unregulated automation.

Maybe robots don’t cause less or lower paying jobs as Noah Smith thinks or hopes, but it’s still important to combine technologocal development with the state funding a push for full employment. Historically, where there has been a lack of workers, technology has boomed. The ancient Romans and Greek had technology for steam engines and railroads but used this only as cheap toys or for doors opening automatically to make the emperor seem divine. The reason argued in antiquity was that the slaves back then were so cheap and should have something to work with.


Read Oskar Brandt’s article here.

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