Eight hundred million by 2030. This is not a new climate or energy target set by the international community, but the number of jobs that are expected to be lost by then. This labour squeeze will be caused by robotics and artificial intelligence being applied to all kinds of productive processes. This is what emerges from McKinsey’s substantial research released in December 2017, widely disseminated amongst insiders but essentially ignored by the general public. It is not about a linear process, but a multifaceted phenomenon that is difficult to grasp. The Mckinsey report states that: “About 50% of work activities globally could be automatable by adapting currently demonstrated technologies, whereas only 5% could fully achieve this.” But we are currently at an intermed...