RE: [OPE] The robots are coming!

Date: Mon May 12 2008 - 07:28:25 EDT

> The Future: robust growth
Hi Jurriaan:
Going back at least as far as the early 1980's the estimations for
the diffusion of industrial robotics have been shown in practice to
be greatly overstated.  In other words, "the robots are coming!" 
at a much slower pace than that predicted by industry analysts 
and economists. I guess, therefore, the exclamation point (!) should
be taken out of the expression.
Estimations of job loss due to robotics have also been unreliable -
and all over the map.
In solidarity, Jerry

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