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Don’t blame the robots

They might take some jobs, but new opportunities are sure to open up

By David Willetts  
as robots liberate us

as robots liberate us "From old tasks so new and productive uses of our time will emerge"

Moore’s Law—the idea that computing power doubles every two years—means that robots have enormous potential to transform many human industrial activities. Classic blue-collar jobs will disappear or be taken over by machines, as robot miners and driverless cars replace humans. White-collar jobs will be threatened too. Traditional journalism is already being eroded as smart software generates reports on the weather or company results. Lawyers are being replaced by machines able to scan…

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