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The robots are coming, and Sweden is fine

The Swedes have faith in their country's economic model; that they will be protected against joblessness

Erik Lundstrom remotely operates equipment at the New Boliden mine in Garpenberg, Sweden. In a world full of anxiety about the potential job-destroying rise of automation, Sweden is well placed to embrace technology while limiting human costs.

Garpenberg, Sweden

FROM inside the control room carved into the rock more than half a mile underground, Mika Persson can see the robots on the march, supposedly coming for his job here at the New Boliden mine.

He's fine with it.

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