re: Robots Taking All Our Jobs? Ridiculous
@barnabyD077 is correct - just because the historical argument against the Luddite position ("don't worry, in ten years there will be jobs we can't imagine today!") has held true thus far in no way means it will continue to do so. No doubt there will be jobs ten years hence that we cannot imagine today - but the "photonic transmogrification engineer" position of the future will require high levels of skill and education which the vast majority of people will not have. Meanwhile, when (not if) iRobot (or someone) comes out with a robot that can pick strawberries, all those displaced workers will have no place to go.
In the 1900 US census, something like a third of the population worked on farms. A mere 100 years later, under 3% did so. All those workers, replaced as they were by the technologies of tractors and fertilizers, etc., moved to the cities and essentially became apprentices, learning hos to put wheels on cars or whatever. That kind of apprenticeship education will simply not work when one will need PhD-level knowledge. Workers in certain high touch jobs - nurses, cops, (call girls?) etc. will not be replaced so easily, but the vast majority of the workforce will become, as it was put in that episode of Twilight Zone, obsolete.