Summers imagined a machine called the "Doer" that could make anything or provide any service. Productivity would soar. Wonderful goods and services would emerge. Enormous wealth would go "to those who could design better Doers, to those who could think of better things for Doers to do." But everyone else would be worthless in the labor market.Summers said the world is moving in that direction and has completed only 15 percent of the journey, but already we are "observing its consequences."
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