Posted by John Clemons on January 10, 2013 @ 9:15 am
Back in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s the main purpose of automation was to eliminate labor. Actually, that’s pretty much been the main purpose of automation since the first machine of any kind was rolled onto a factory floor hundreds of years ago.
Eliminating or reducing labor is the purpose behind just about any tool or machine from the invention of the wheel right down to the invention of this laptop computer I’m using to write this blog.
But, you may not realize this, that is all very much in the process of changing and, in many cases, has already changed, and changed dramatically.
I’m not joking. The main purpose of automation used to be to ...
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