There was a great article out in the AP today about how we are giving tons of our jobs to software and robots.
How will we replace all of these lost jobs while creating new ones?
Year after year, the software that runs computers and an array of other machines and devices becomes more sophisticated and powerful and capable of doing more efficiently tasks that humans have always done. For decades, science fiction warned of a future when we would be architects of our own obsolescence, replaced by our machines; an Associated Press analysis finds that the future has arrived.
The global economy is being reshaped by machines that generate and analyze vast amounts of data; by devices such as smartphones and tablet computers that let people work just about anywhere, even when they're on the move; by smarter, nimbler robots; and by services that let businesses rent computing power when they need it, instead of installing expensive equipment and hiring IT staffs to run it. Whole employment categories, from secretaries to travel agents, are starting to disappear.
The second part of the series came out today:
Practically human: Can smart machines do your job?
Nobody will read it, but it is a very good article.
There are also plans to automate fast food. McD's is already eyeing a single employ ran setup.