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Capital punishment: why new technologies are hurting us (for now)

Scary headlines belie the complexity—and the potential opportunities—of technological shocks in the labour market

By George Magnus  

Robots: taking our jobs, playing our sports... © humanrobo

It has been hailed as the biggest change in the way the world works since the Industrial Revolution. While the latter allowed us to transcend the limitations of muscles, digital technologies are allegedly doing the same to the limitations of our minds. New technologies in manufacturing, the application of robotics in the provision of both goods and services, 3D printing, and artificial intelligence are not only developing rapidly, but also outstripping our expectations…

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