Module 23 : Here Comes Automation…Again

Its challenges have dogged the economy throughout the post-World War II era but in each decade the U.S. managed to adapt – to reinvent itself economically, even by absorbing some of automation’s darkest impacts. That is until now. Actually, the automation story began over two centuries ago in Great Britain shortly after the inking of our own U.S. Constitution. Three generations later, following America’s Civil War, the First Industrial Revolution finally arrived on American shores.