Beyond Robots: The Service Economy

In his amazing book, The Rise of the Robots, Martin Ford paints a fairly grim picture. He recounts how we moved from an agrarian society to an industrial one. Technological improvements simultaneously pushed people off the land and pulled them into factories. When the technology improved again, there was the emergence of new service based enterprises. We moved from factories in to office buildings. The jobs we lost off the land, and then from the factories, ended up in office buildings, more or less.
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