Most Americans believe their jobs are safe from the spread of automation and robotics, at least during their lifetimes, and only a handful says automation has cost them a job or loss of income. Still, a survey by the Pew Research Center also found widespread anxiety about the general impact of technological change. Three-quarters of Americans say it is at least “somewhat realistic” that robots and computers will eventually perform most of the jobs currently done by people. Roughly the same proportion worry that such an outcome will have negative consequences, such as worsening inequality. Among the survey findings:
You may recall my earlier blog post about my theory that AIs are going to take us all out by messing with our GPS. Well, now it looks like these evil little cyborg drones are going to throw salt in our wounds by taking all our jobs before they kill us off. Bastards! You may think I'm being paranoid, but these robots have already replaced our president with a Russian bot, so it's really not that far fetched to think they'll be coming for insurance claims processors next.