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Robots, telework, and the jobs of the future

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Science  04 Jan 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6422, pp. 38
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav6273

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Richard Baldwinvs thesis in his new book, The Globotics Upheaval, is that globalization and AI robots constitute a “globotics” tidal wave that will shake the foundation of middle-class prosperity in wealthy nations. This, he argues, will lead to social upheaval, just as 19th-century steam engines and mechanical looms created workplace disruptions that brought workers to the streets in sometimes violent protest.