Monday, August 20, 2012

The advance of our robot overlords

The NYT describes how advances in robotic technology are transforming manufacturing and distribution.

The article is chock full of interesting tidbits, including spillovers from data storage algorithms and video games to robotics. It is also one more reminder about the real-world importance of capital-labor substitution.

The NYT can't seem to decide if the robots are cool or ominous, and so settles for going back and forth between the two views. I guess that is "objective" journalism.

Hat tip: (!)

1 comment:

Jess said...

The comic XKCD provides analysis of what happens if our robot overlords turn towards the dark side: