It's the age of automation and the robots are coming. But for what?

Discover the peril and potential of an automated robotic world.

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  • Journalist Andrés Oppenheimer, columnist and member of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team explores the cutting edge of automation.
  • From South Korean robot schools, Silicon valley futurist predictions and automated Japanese restaurants, this book shows us that the future of work is almost here.
  • Already replacing a growing number of workers while also creating new roles, the concept of employment is becoming even more dynamic.
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Is a Well-Paying Job the next Entitlement Program?

The Job Guarantee is a policy proposal that would have the state function as an employer of last resort.

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Here at Big Think we like to talk about the basic income guarantee. While the basic income is an interesting idea, objections to it abound. Also, it isn’t the only idea for ending poverty making the rounds. While the basic income gets a lot of press, there's another idea: the Job Guarantee.

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Here's when machines will take your job, as predicted by A.I. gurus

An MIT study predicts when artificial intelligence will take over for humans in different occupations.

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While technology develops at exponential speed, transforming how we go about our everyday tasks and extending our lives, it also offers much to worry about. In particular, many top minds think that automation will cost humans their employment, with up to 47% of all jobs gone in the next 25 years. And chances are, this number could be even higher and the massive job loss will come earlier.

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Study: UK Migrants Have Stronger Work Ethic Than Natives

A recent study shows that migrant workers in the U.K. are three times less likely to be absent from work than their native counterparts.

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Better Video Games Could Be Driving Young Men Out of The Workforce

A new study suggests always-improving video games are keeping young men without college educations unemployed or out of the workforce entirely.

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There's an unsettling trend among young American men without a college education: Many can't find work, or don't want jobs at all.

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