January 2, 2013
It’s hard to believe you’d have an economy at all if you gave pink slips to more than half the labor force. But that — in slow motion — is what the industrial revolution did to the workforce of the early 19th century, says Wired maverick Kevin Kelley.
Two hundred years ago, 70 percent of American workers lived on the farm. Today automation has eliminated all but 1 percent… read more