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Be Calm, Robots Aren’t About to Take Your Job, MIT Economist Says - WSJ

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Mr. Autor, who as a child was fascinated by computers and studied to be a clinical psychologist before switching to economics, says predictions about automation are often wrong. He first encountered this in graduate school, when he studied the introduction of computer-driven machines on factory floors.

β€œMost managers thought they were turning workers into unskilled machine tenders,” he says. But what happened instead β€œwas higher demand for people who could do abstract reasoning and control those machines,” he says.

Isn't that what the robots want us to think so we have a false sense of security and they can then just waltz right in and take our jobs? :)

Waltzing Robots would make a great you-know-what.

Demonstration of the metronome phenomenon?

Oh, super schweet!

I know, it's oddly satisfying!

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