It’s Just Baby Steps, Of Course.
It’s just baby steps, of course, but over the next several years a sea change will come like an awesome tidal wave, and most companies will simply dry up and disappear. A few companies will grow, naturally, for a short time, but they too will disappear pretty soon too, and true robot companies will flourish. It is the age of robots for real, and human beings will just wilt away and disappear altogether. That’s what I’m afraid of — that we will simply evaporate, and robots will triumph and go on to things we never even imagined. And of course, the last few miles will be over in China, not here, which is a little cruel, but right naturally. We are very lackadaisical now, and Chinese at least, for the most part, are hardworking, smart, and industrial.