For centuries people have been content with creating devices that facilitate work. Now these devices are capable of performing almost any task assigned to them. However, we do not know how to live in a world where the need for work is no longer present. Even creative activity, until recently the last bastion of human superiority, is ready to succumb to software development. There are growing fears for the economy and the maintenance of social order. Can we expect an emergence of new Luddites? Will subsequent generations work in servicing the machines? Or will humanity find a new application for itself in the world of all-encompassing robotisation?
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