Microelectronics and Workers' Rights

In Carl Mitcham (ed.), Philosophy and Technology 11, Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht/Boston: D. Reidel. pp. 205-216 (1986)
Edmund Byrne
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
A description of how microelectronics and robotics are tending to increase unemployment, followed by comparisons between the social policies of Western European countries and the United States with reard to this problem. A conclusion points out the need for a social philosophy of technology that acknowledges workers' rights.
Keywords Skill obsolescence  Robotic assembly  Technological unemployment
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