That is, of course, if we choose automation over people and communities. In some cases, the automation is welcome, innovative, and new in that it creates new business instead of disrupting existing ones (or simply solves a problem without creating a new business...not everything needs a dollar sign affixed to it).
But in most cases, the automation will be at the expense of people who held the same or similar jobs, to the benefit of people on the other end who want their widgets in 3 hours instead of 24.
It's a choice.
It's worth reading the blog, but even more worth reading the comments. The libertarians are of course always right and denouncing Fred's liberal tendency for actually caring about people, and the plutocrats, well, they'll let us eat what GMO-baed high-fructose corn syrup carbonated battery acid, unless we complain and then they'll shut down the Twinkie plants (yes, they shut down a profitable business at the expense of the workers but to the benefit or your coronary arteries).
My comment is here, imperfect and off the cuff but it gets to the heart of the matter, obviously informed by people like Judy Wicks and