Manned Obsolesence

Busy month, so unfortunately no time for a fully fleshed out post. Here is a very thought provoking video on automation and unemployment which is the subject of my bad, punny title.

Is our faith in the ability of technology to continuously improve our lives misplaced or misguided? What will happen if and when large numbersĀ of the population cannot contribute in any meaningful way to work? Will we be able to find new things for people to do?