Racing against "Race Against the Machine;" also see The Myth of the Myth of Technological Unemployment (Andrew McAfee’s Blog)
"During his talk, Dr. Christensen said that the evidence indicated that the opposite was true. While automation may transform the work force and eliminate certain jobs, it also creates new kinds of jobs that are generally better paying and that require higher-skilled workers.Robot Makers Spread Global Gospel of Automation - NYTimes.com
“We see today that the U.S. is still the biggest manufacturing country in terms of dollar value,” Dr. Christensen said. “It’s also important to remember that manufacturing produces more jobs in associated areas than anything else.”"