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Comment: ‘Robots’ Are Not ‘Coming for Your Job’—Management Is

We – people – make decisions that influence where we’re going and to some extent, where we end up is evidence of what we value as a society.

…in practice, ‘the robots are coming for our jobs’ usually means something more like ‘a CEO wants to cut his operating budget by 15 percent and was just pitched on enterprise software that promises to do the work currently done by thirty employees in accounts payable.’

Merchant, B. (2019). ‘Robots’ Are Not ‘Coming for Your Job’—Management Is. Gizmodo.

It’s important to understand that “technological progress” is not an inexorable march towards an inevitable conclusion that we are somehow powerless to change. We – people – make decisions that influence where we’re going and to some extent, where we end up is evidence of what we value as a society.

By Michael Rowe

I'm a lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. I'm interested in technology, education and healthcare and look for places where these things meet.