Project Description

Will Automation Cause a Slowdown?

Peggy Smedley explains that the industry is calling for a slowdown and that automation will allow workers to focus on more interesting and rewarding aspects of their jobs. She says some big names have come out in favor of a robot tax to fund human services and balance out income inequality—which could essentially slow innovation down. She adds that automation is going to force us to change the way we tax in the years to come, which could be part of an overarching plan to manage the ripple effects of an automation age.