It is now cheaper to employ a software robot in the cloud than a human being on Earth. We can imagine the graph that shows these two lines crossing. Economists will point at it and marvel. Journalists will wring their hands. It is historic. Is this the year of the robot? Has it already happened?
As long ago as 2011, Foxconn announced its intention to acquire over a million robots so as to replace much of their human workforce. As a CEO, how many robots do you employ? If it is still zero by the end of 2014, you may look dangerously behind the global curve.