The Future of U.S. Manufacturing
Throughout history, technology has without fail redefined and reinvented the way that goods are manufactured. Today, labor continues to be offset by advances in technology such as robotics. A recent book by MIT economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee takes this trend to its logical conclusion and asks what some of the implications are of machines and artificial intelligence increasingly replacing humans in the workforce. How will the engineers fare in this transition?
By: Nicholas Diakopoulos (http://www.nickdiakopoulos.com)
Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, OECD, worldrobotics.org