Part 1: Automation: Blazing Trails or Destroying Jobs?
In some areas, automation is seen as a godsend by people. Rather than have to wait for a cashier to work through a queue of people in a supermarket, shoppers can head to a row of self-help machines, where waiting time is dramatically shortened. Mass production has never been so prominent thanks to machines working off an assembly line, manufacturing large quantities of products. In some restaurants, rather than wait for a courteous waiter to be available to take your order, you can simply type it in at the bar to be automatically sent into the digital air. You could say that automation is taking us forward at a breath-neck pace.