Will automation lead to better jobs, rather than fewer? Some say yes.

“…fear has been replaced by a belief that automation not only holds the key to long-term survival but it can create better jobs than those replaced. More to the point, he says there is simply no choice – businesses like his can embrace automation or disappear. “I believe that automation will be the cornerstone of our business within the next five years,” he says. “Manual fabrication will become the exception rather than the rule.”’

Source: Mining, manufacturing and fruit picking: can automation save Mackay jobs? | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

(Featured photo is of bricks stacked outside a no longer used, historic mine. Photo by me.)