New cutting edge technology from China has the potential to revolutionize the energy industry. Allowing for the long-distance distribution of renewable energy, the Global Energy Interconnection is perhaps the best hope for environmentalists. It is also a means by which resource-poor nations with technological capacity can reap huge benefits.
New technology creates more jobs than it destroys. Job losses can be offset by employment growth in areas such as computing, math and engineering. Every robot worker will need a maker, a manager and a maintenance person.
What has always seemed like an impractical utopian vision will not become a reality any time soon. But the kinds of cars we drive and how we use them have already changed drastically.