It was just over 4 years ago that an article in Fortune magazine suggested that technology may replace 40% of jobs in 15 years. Now with 11 years remaining in that prediction's time frame, we are becoming aware of more technological advances.

In a YouTube video just over 7 minutes long, we are acquainted with a variety of robotic technology by Boston Dynamics.

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4:24 What does all this mean for us? Boston Dynamics is often keen to emphasize the friendly nature of it's robot family. Their vision is of a world where robots are our helpful companions, not our robot overlords.

4:45 They're able to do the most dangerous jobs you'd rather not give to a human.

5:00 As experts have noted, robots and smart algorithms are set to devour much of the jobs market in the early 21st century... transportation... construction... security industries... military... Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS)...

7:15 ... as benign as they are brilliant? Or are we inventing our way to a new ruling class?