Will manufacturing automation finally eliminate the need for any human workers?

Here are some sobering statistics to mull over on the day after Labor Day: according to InsideScience.org, U.S. manufacturers have cut nearly 5 million manufacturing jobs (about 33%) since 2001, "yet the value of manufactured goods rose 27 percent, and U.S. exports reached their highest level in 20 years." Will… »9/06/11 6:30pm9/06/11 6:30pm