It’s true. Let’s face it. If you can’t do things beyond the capacity of a robot, you’re probably an idiot.
Fear of a robot planet litters the artistic record. For instance, in his first novel, Player Piano, Kurt Vonnegut paints a dystopia that is nearly completely mechanized. In this near-feature, there is no need for human laborers.
The story is set in post-World War III, a time when America’s managers and engineers developed automated systems so factories could operate with as few workers possible. The automation of the workplace is one major themes in the novel. It is “a novel about people and machines, and machines frequently got the best of it, as machines [...]