"To workers being pushed out of jobs by today's technology, history has a message: You're not the first.
From textile machines to the horseless carriage to email, technology has
upended industries and wiped out jobs for centuries. It also has
created millions of jobs, though usually not for the people who lost
'People suffer — their livelihoods, their skills and training are worth
less,' says Joel Mokyr, a historian of technological change at
Northwestern University. 'But that is the price we pay for progress.'"