At an informal meeting of some wise men of Mumbai's financial world, the conversation focused on the rapid automation of more and more work once done by humans and whether it will lead to "technological unemployment".
This phrase was coined by John Maynard Keynes, who in 1930 had talked about a "new disease", which is the inability of the economy to create new jobs faster than jobs are lost to automation.
One of the participants in the informal meeting gave some food for thought for the new government - after jobless growth and jobless mini-recession, will it be a case of jobless recovery?
Going by the drift of the conversation, it was apparent no one knew the answer to that question.
Text: Shyamal Majumdar, Business Standard
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