Prediction: There Will Soon Be One Worker Robot For Every 5,000 Humans
Ryan Calo, CIS Director of Privacy and Robotics, is quoted in The Atlantic Wire on how the growth of robots doesn't mean the "Great American Worker "is at risk of being replaced.
Don't say we didn't warn you, carbon-based worker. According to a relatively recent report highlighted today by Christie Nicholson at SmartPlanet, in two years companies are projected to employ ("employ") 1.2 million robotic workers globally. That's one industrial robot for every 5,000 people. There are already at least 34 per 1,000 people in robo-happy Japan.
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