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You probably have an idea how robots will affect human workers negatively. Chief players in the tech world, like Bill Gates and Elon Musk, have provided their solutions: universal basic income or robot tax. But amidst the serious warnings and the utter sci-fi utopias, the human pain that will follow future job loss seems to be forgotten.

15 years or so from now, the US economy will lose 38 percent of its jobs to automation. This rate is alarming. And yet, many people maintain that automation should not and cannot slow down.

However, what if the progress is decelerated a little? Just enough to match the slow fashion and slow food trends maybe? At the very least, people should rethink the ownership of autonomous trucks. Robotization would not be that bad if truck drivers owned the automatic trucks instead of having a corporation own them all. In the meantime, robotization is a real threat and poses a danger to crucial human infrastructure.

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horrible narration

I pay for audible so that I can hear quality books while I'm driving or while I'm sitting up at night. the narrator for this book is very hard to understand and takes away from the actual content of the book it sounds like a very good book but I could not get past chapter one trying to focus on understanding the narrator as he reads to the book.