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What happens when robots take over manual labor jobs?

In a new Ted Talk, economist Andrew McAfee explains how science fiction is finally coming true with the rise of automation. This is eliminating the drudgery of physical labor and changing the future of work.

This reality unsettles some people, but in this 15 minute talk McAfee makes the case for robots.

“The thing to keep in mind is that this is really really great news,” he said. “It’s the best economic news on the planet these days.”

The main benefits of this type of workforce is it creates abundances and frees people up from unsafe, unfulfilling and unwanted type of work. In other words, it creates nothing short of a new type of society.

But along with new opportunities come new challenges. Listen to McAfee’s entire Ted Talk to hear how he welcomes and prepares for this new future.