Does Workplace Automation Destroy Jobs Or Create Unexpected Opportunities? An Optimists’ View

The Robots are Coming… to Take Your Job. That’s the title of a recent article in Knowledge@Wharton, which describes how today’s job losses due to automation are just “the tip of the iceberg.”

Are things really that bad? We’ve been hearing plenty about the impact of machines on what seem to most existing jobs these days — from truck drivers to journalists to computer programmers themselves . However, there are also reasons to be optimistic — automation is delivering opportunities unheard of even a few years ago, both for people and the enterprises in which they work.

That’s the key takeaway […]

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