In an earlier post – More Robot Stories – I expressed concern about how the rapid pace of development in robotics could lead to widespread unemployment and a massive disruption of the economy. It looks like I’m not the only one thinking along those lines. Marshall Brain has written a series of essays on the topic. He outlines the nature of the challenge in Robotic Nation, and then describes other aspects of it, along with an idea for a solution in Robotic Freedom. This guy is a technologist and a successful entrepreneur, so these are not the writings of a Luddite or a socialist. He has a number of related essays, and I haven’t read them all yet, but the two I’ve linked to are well worth reading.