WaPo reports on the awesome ability of modern robots to do more than ever, more cheaply than ever.

This is great news. Human jobs will be lost – and better human jobs will be created. It happened 100 years ago in the farming sector and the world is a much better place to day than it was 100 years ago. Hopefully the same thing happens in manufacturing; and if it does, the world will become an even  better place.

Here is a great (speculative but realistic) example, from the article:

The possibility is to run a factory, she added, “all while you are sleeping.”

Yes – I’d rather be sleeping than tending to a factory. The point of work is not to work – it is to be productive. If I can be productive without having to work – that’s great.

-JD Cross