Alice Lang: Automation and unemployment

Alice Lang: Automation and unemployment

Remember the "Terminator" movie series, which featured humans fighting intelligent machines that tried to take over the world? While this scenario may seem far-fetched, the increasing use of computers in the workplace has significantly reduced job opportunities.

I recently had the opportunity to tour a distribution center which opened this year in the Upstate. I was impressed by the cleanliness and orderly structure of the business, as well as the enormous number of products that it sends out each week.

However, there was one disturbing aspect that stood out from the tour: There were very few workers in the huge, 1.5 […]

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