From inside the control room embedded in the rocks almost a kilometer deep, Mika Persson can see the robots in motion that supposedly come to take his job at the mine in New Boliden. He has no problem with that. “Actually, I’m not worried,” he confessed. “There are so many jobs in this mine that, even if this job were to disappear, they will give us another one. The company will protect us. ” The welfare system in Sweden, famous for its generosity, means that in this place they do not worry about automation.

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