When will robots take all the jobs?

The Atlantic quoted Henry Siu, a UBC economist, for a story about the future of robots taking over human jobs in the workforce. The story’s premise is that it takes time before the impact of technology on the workplace is fully seen.

“Today you’ve got checkout screens and the promise of driverless cars, flying drones, and little warehouse robots,” Siu said. “We know that these tasks can be done by machines rather than people. But we may not see the effect until the next recession, or the recession after that.”