Podcast: The rise of the robots

By Jonn Elledge

This week, it’s about work, automation, fear and loathing in god’s own county of Essex.

New Statesman tech writer Sarah Manavis has been to Tilbury to visit an “Amazon fulfilment centre”, which is almost exactly as fun as it sounds. She tells me what the experience taught her about modern corporate culture, as well as complaining about having to get up in the morning and also about her puppy Martha.

Dove-tailing neatly with the issues raised by that conversation, this week’s Ask The Experts segment with Centre for Cities boss Andrew Carter concerned what automation will do to Britain’s cities – and how government can avoid repeating the mistakes it made in the 1980s.

The episode itself is below. You can subscribe to the podcast on AcastiTunes, or RSS. Enjoy.

Jonn Elledge is the editor of CityMetric. He is on Twitter as @jonnelledge and on Facebook as JonnElledgeWrites.

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