Study: new robot overlords will take "only 9.1 million" jobs


Machines will "steal our jobs, but give us new ones," writes Cade Metz.

"While these technologies are both real and important, and some jobs will disappear because of them, the future of jobs overall isn't nearly as gloomy as many prognosticators believe," Gownder writes in the report. "In reality, automation will spur the growth of many new jobs—including some entirely new job categories."

Yes, an analyst-sourced article. We make jokes all the time about the destruction of human labor, usually assume the beneficiary will be capital (or the robots themselves, contra Will Smith), and rarely speculate on how robotics could change anything about the nature of work.