The Robots are Coming

A casual discussion about the automation of work and the decreasing relevance of humans to productivity.

The Machines Are Workers, Not Tools

April 30, 2015

From the introduction of Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford.

[This] is an era that will be defined by a fundamental shift in the relationship between workers and machines. That shift will ultimately challenge one of the most basic assumptions about technology, that machines are tools that increase the productivity of workers. Instead, machines themselves are turning into workers, and the line between the capability of labor and capital and blurring as never before.