Airports Have Fewer Human Workers

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by sobore, Jul 6, 2012.

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    I love digging up old predictions about the future. Did you know that as recently as 1948, TV was proclaimed a passing fad? As an air-travel columnist, my favorite is Lord Kelvin's 1895 pronouncement that, "Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
    Once in a while, though, the old forecasts get it right, as the editors of National Geographic magazine did when they enthused, "Someday, robots will take over from humans as the dominant creatures on Earth."
    If you want proof, just go to the airport.

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    Maybe "robots" isn't the right terminology in every case so substitute artificial intelligence or computers or automation but essentially, robotic-type machines are taking over all kinds of airport jobs. Let's start with the skycaps.

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