A world caught in deep demographic decline, faced with the loss of consumption and the complications that come with all that…can automation help pull us out of this nose dive?
Here’s the quick and dirty on how we got here….back in the industrial era, birth rates started to decline, then got even worse when globalization came around, and then went to the sh***er once the countries that were a bit behind joined the industrial world.
Now onto how automation fits in. Spoiler alert: automation is not the holy grail it’s been made out to be. Sure, it can be part of the solution in systems that aren’t on their last leg, but we must remember that these are still machines. They take time to build, require lots of upfront capital, and don’t get me started on the consumption piece of this puzzle.
Automation isn’t going to magically reverse the effects of demographic collapse, but for countries with the time and money, it’s not a bad place to start.
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