Letter By VDARE.com Reader on 02/22/2020

A Reader Notes One More Example Of Automation Making Immigration Obsolete

From: A West Texas Reader [Email him] Please see the link below for Brenda Walker input regarding automation. It is a report on a John Deere autonomous electric tractor. John Deere s new autonomous tra...
Post By Brenda Walker on 02/10/2020

Automation: AI-enhanced Smart Machines and Software Will Endanger White-Collar Jobs

It’s certainly the case that low-skilled immigrants will not be employable in the coming automated economy when robots can perform simple tasks cheaply 24/7 with no coffee breaks. But it’s also true t...
Post By Brenda Walker on 02/01/2020

Automation: Smart Warehouse Robots Will Eventually Replace Most Human Workers

Robot arms are getting smart, and that’s bad news for human employees who work in warehouses. The New York Times reports that a new component-sorting machine is capable of performing tasks that former...
Post By Brenda Walker on 01/15/2020

Job-Killing Automation Leads To Calls For Robot Taxation

It’s always nice to see serious thought given to dealing with the automated future, when millions of jobs are forecast to be lost. The employment economy is outstanding today, but robots will be chipp...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/30/2019

Automation: Retail Robots Are Coming at Every Level

To a large degree, automation’s job replacement has occurred out of the public eye, such as in factories, but we could soon find the appearance of smart machines in retail outlets—see Business Develo...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/01/2019

Automation: Self-Driving Cars Still Are Not Ready for Prime Time

Tech nerds may remember back to 2012 when the billionaire founder of Google predicted that self-driving cars would be a thing very soon: (Cnet: Google’s Sergey Brin: You’ll ride in robot cars within 5 ...
Post By Brenda Walker on 12/01/2019

Some Believe Life Will Improve for All in the Automated Future

One of the reactions to the dire predictions of mass unemployment in the automated future is to claim that it won’t be a problem at all. Just institute universal basic income (UBI), the pollyannas say,...
Post By Brenda Walker on 11/11/2019

Only One 2020 Presidential Candidate Has Warned America about Automation

Martin Ford is a technology expert and writer whose 2015 book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future woke up a lot of people about the fundamental changes automation will br...
Post By Brenda Walker on 10/18/2019

Automation At Democratic Debate: "The Reality That Americans See Around Us Every Single Day"

I couldn’t face watching three hours of Democrats jabbering at each other on Tuesday’s debate, but it was interesting that automation came up as a question from news person Erin Burnet (Transcript): B...
Post By Brenda Walker on 10/14/2019

Andrew Yang: "We Automated Away Four Million Manufacturing Jobs"

It’s encouraging to see a smart young candidate for president talking about automation as a threat to the US economy and American jobs. The 2016 election was lacking any such discussion: The tech commu...