Robots Are Going To Take Our Jobs!
Well, robots are going to take your job maybe. Not a problem for these Australian workers. An army of C3POs ain’t taking their spot on the construction food chain. Every time I see a breathless article describing robots building houses, I know it’s written by someone who has no idea just how fast houses could get built if everyone just got out of the way. It’s already super-modular and mechanized. It takes forever to build a house because a banker, an architect, a building inspector, a conservation committee, a zoning board, and a bunch of NIMBY neighbors hamstring it every step of the way. Robots won’t speed up the process. You know, unless they’re hunter-killers.