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The New Digital Economy

This guide will outline information and resources which support research on the "New Economy"


Automation is the substitution of self-operating machinery or electronics for manual or animal effort to support or control a broad spectrum of processes.

Examples: Self-driving vehicles, robotic farm tractors, drone auditing. 

What is the technical potential for automation in the U.S.? Click here for McKinsey's assessment of "automatable" industry sectors.