Two Views of Humanity's Future
by Marshall Brain

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

In the not too distant future, robots will begin taking human jobs in places like retail stores, fast food restaurants, construction sites and transportation. The key technology that will fuel the transition is inexpensive computer vision systems, and the number of human jobs at risk in the United States numbers in the tens of millions. More than half of the jobs in the United States are at risk.

With half of the jobs eliminated by robots, what happens to all the people who are out of work? The book Manna explores the possibilities and shows two contrasting outcomes, one filled with great hope and the other filled with misery.

Join Marshall Brain, founder of, for a skillful step-by-step walk through of the robotic transition, the collapse of the human job market that results, and a surprising look at humanity's future in a post-robotic world.

Then consider our options. Which vision of the future will society choose to follow?

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