Robots and Lives of Leisure
“I think our best hope going forward is figuring out how to live in an economy of radical abundance, where machines do all the work, and we basically play.” (Observer )
Benedikt Frey, futurologist and author of ‘The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?’ considers the implications of data showing that ‘in the1980s, 8.2% of the US workforce were employed in new technologies introduced in that decade. By the 1990s, it was 4.2%. For the 2000s, our estimate is that it’s just 0.5%”.