Robots on the farm

In the previous post we discussed James Miller's contention that robots would drive the value of wages down, but not cause unemployment. Here's another example of why that opininon is incorrect. The article from the NY Times is entitled In Florida Groves, Cheap Labor Means Machines:"Cheap labor isn't cheap enough" is one hallmark of the Robotic Nation. Humans simply cannot compete with the price and benefits of robotic labor, and this will mean massive unemployment as robots reach parity with human beings. See this post for a solution to this problem.

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