About Barney Gorin

Engineering skills, an awareness of the sweep of history, and a growing understanding of the potential for robot applications led to Barney's deep concerns for humanity’s future in a robot dominated world, and a commitment to help guide progress to create a bright future for our species.

Drones Are Not Just Airplanes Anymore

Stars and Stripes reports that the United States Navy has begun testing the world’s largest unmanned ship.The Sea Hunter is an entirely new class of ocean-going vessel.

By |2019-09-02T22:20:34+00:00November 10th, 2018|Futurism|0 Comments

Bill Gates is With Us!

Multiple organizations, ranging from USA Today to Fortune, are reporting that Microsoft founder Bill Gates endorsed taxrobots most fundamental statement -“When a robot takes a human being’s job, transfer the human’s tax burden to the robot: tax the robot.”

By |2019-09-02T22:17:38+00:00February 20th, 2017|Replacing Workplace Community|0 Comments

A Place to Start: Save the Cashiers

The Washington Post recently published two articles that effectively illustrate the double edged sword of advanced robotics. Ruchir Sharma’s December 2 opinion piece affirming that “Robots won’t kill the workforce …” conveniently, misses more than half of the issue by showing only the wealth production aspects of robotics.

By |2019-09-02T22:17:18+00:00February 19th, 2017|Replacing Workplace Community|0 Comments

The Double Edged Sword

The Washington Post recently published two articles that effectively illustrate the double edged sword of advanced robotics. Ruchir Sharma’s December 2 opinion piece affirming that “Robots won’t kill the workforce …” conveniently, misses more than half of the issue by showing only the wealth production aspects of robotics.

By |2019-09-02T22:18:43+00:00January 1st, 2017|Avoiding Dystopia|0 Comments

Disruption in Manufacturing

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States manufacturing employment rose from 1945 to a peak of about 20 million jobs in 1980. It then dropped by about 8 million, or 40%, from 1980 to 2015 while manufacturing output almost doubled. Doubling output while reducing labor by almost half was the result of automation and robotics.

By |2019-09-02T22:19:33+00:00December 17th, 2016|Helping Workers Adapt|0 Comments

Truckers as an Example

The trucking business is extremely complex and this brief discussion of it is vastly oversimplified but the key points remain: disruption in an industry has major effects years or decades after it occurs; and self-driving trucks and delivery vehicles are about to produce a disruption of unprecedented scale.

By |2019-09-02T22:19:04+00:00June 21st, 2015|Robot Taxation Strategies|0 Comments