Demographic Doom Podcast

Will Technology Save Us from Falling Population?

September 30, 2019

In most countries, workforce numbers are leveling off or falling, leading to potentially devastating economic effects. Is it possible that technology will save us, either by improving birth rates or reducing the economic damage? For example, can robots and automation replace the missing workers? Glenn Campbell says the answer is no. Robots can do some of the work previously done by humans, but that won't pay taxes or power the economy.