If a robot's eating your job, it's probably eating your life expectancy too

Inequality between people in highly-paid professions and those whose skills are being displaced by robots is not only growing, it's now shortening life expectancy. Beth Noveck, Professor in Technology, Culture, and Society at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, acknowledges it is the "best of times and worst of times" for different classes of workers. "The general trend is life is going better for most people than it was 100 years ago, so life expectancy is up and poverty is decreasing," says Noveck.