Manufacturing Goes Where the Robots Are

Manufacturing Goes Where the Robots Are

In the eight months since engineer John Crews’ book on the robot future hit shelves, the global political climate has changed so drastically that Robonomics now reads like an outsider political treatise. The survey of the fourth industrial revolution explores a heavily automated future in which governments supply citizens with basic income and concerns about job loss are couched in broader conversations about ending scarcity and the socio-economic problems it presents. It’s a coherent vision of progress, but one that does jibe with the results of the US presidential election or the Brexit vote, both of which galvanized a […]

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