On today’s episode of Modern Notion Daily, we’re talking to Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future (Basic Books, May 2015). Ford argues that robots will soon replace not only blue-collar workers, but also white collar workers, too. We also have contributing editor Mark Hay in the studio to tell us why Ivan the Terrible may not have deserved his name.

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