It’s not hard to see why. Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are bringing robots into more and more workplaces.

  • Autonomous vehicles now in development by just about every major automaker threaten the jobs of truckers and cabbies.There’s even a robotic burger flipper in the works. The website ofMomentum Machines boasts that its slicing, grinding, frying robot can do “everything employees can do except better”, and that it will “democratize access to high-quality food, making it available to the masses”.

    All of which begs the question: will there be anyone left who can afford those better burgers, or will everyone be out of work? And what the hell are we supposed to do about the inevitable rise of the machines….