There's an obvious grain of truth in this Twitter comment from tech and science reporter Christopher Mims: if your job can be automated and mechanised, there's little chance of it surviving. But there's also a useful bonus lesson for developers: someone will always need to program the robot.
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Automation is bad news if your job gets automated away, but good news if you understand how to control the process. From that viewpoint, learning to code seems a wiser career move than ever.
Being smarter than a robot is the new having a job.
— Christopher Mims (@mims) February 4, 2013