Monday March 30, 2020

Automatic for the people?

While research shows that computerisation could put legions of jobs at risk, robots could free humans up to do more meaningful and creative work, writes Catherine Healy

11th December, 2016

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of a life without work? In this alternative world – as I imagine it – whole days could be spent curled up in bed before heading out for cocktails. Sunday nights would be simply a prelude to another week of bliss, interrupted only by the occasional need to pick up groceries or, say, clean the shower.

Of course, the reality of unemployment is quite different for most people....

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