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The Robots Are Up To Something, And It Might Have A Lot To Do With You

Hold on to your hard hats and laptops, folks, because the future is upon us. The machines are moving in!


Not to belabor the point (sorry), but while a large part of the world won't see this first wave of white-collar robots, we want to be thinking about education and job transition programs that help ease EVERYONE toward an automated workplace. This includes, apparently, doing a better job of sitting around and being waited on — by robots! Make that dry. Two olives.

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In 1945, Lily Ebert, now 90, was liberated from a German munitions factory where she worked as slave labor after being transferred from the Auschwitz death camp.

A few weeks after being liberated, an American soldier shared some words of positivity with her, "The start to a new life. Good luck and happiness," he wrote on a German banknote.

The simple gesture was life-changing for Ebert and the banknote became one of her most treasured keepsakes.

"This soldier was the first human being who was kind to us," she told NBC News. "It was the first time after this terrible life that somebody was kind and I knew that somebody wants to help."

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