Longread: It’s not about technology, it’s about us!

The translation of the well-received Dutch longread on the robot society, 'It's not about technology, it's about us!', is now available online.

In this longread, Rathenau researchers Rinie van Est en Linda Kool discuss the implications of automation for society. Automation is a process that has been going on since the Industrial Revolution. But instead of manual labour being taken over by machines, now also human cognitive work is being replaced by computer algorithms.

Will this make life better or worse? That depends on how we as a society decide to deal with this shift in the job market.

Read the longread 'It's not about technology, it's about us!'.