Seeing other countries start to discuss this problem makes me realize that automation and it’s effects is the most glaring thing missing from the 2016 US presidential election. And I think it’s mostly because people don’t know that this is coming. I’m wary of how the high octane capitalistic mindset of the American economy will adapt to this change. We’ve already seen the middle class erode as routine jobs have been automated. Will the income gap widen as non-routine jobs are automated? Will those who hold capital continue to accumulate wealth and leave the rest to destitution and poverty? Or will America rise to the challenge and reconstruct society for the future?