.

Best Countries

. .

Future Tense is a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies, public policy, and society.

In an interview last year, Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin told Axios that job automation was not even on our radar screen, citing that the risk was still 50-100 more years away. But even if an employment apocalypse doesnt come to pass, fear of an automated future may be making Americans sicker today, according to a study published recently in the journal of Social Science and Medicine that shows a correlation between automation risk and worsened physical and mental health at the county level.

.