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Jobs Versus Technology

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:30 pm
by thrice
http://tinyurl.com/5t8lo8d

Researchers have created automated carts which take the place of human hospital attendants delivering supplies and meals in care facilities. Some have even developed virtual humanlike automatons that speak, emote, and respond to questions from patients.

What's the proper balance between healthcare cost savings, replacement of highly paid workers performing unskilled labor, and the need for employment of humans who need jobs?