Jobs lost to robots
The psychological impact of losing jobs through technology.
by the Technical University of Munich
- In general people find the idea of robots taking over jobs worse than workers being replaced by other workers.
- On a personal level however, people are less upset losing their jobs to robots than to other workers.
- This paradoxical result stems from people's sense of self-worth. We tend to compare oursleves less with robots and therefore robots pose less of a threat to our feeling of self-worth.