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[–] didntsayeeeee 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That Forbes article doesn't make much of an argument, it just asserts that it will happen.

We keep going on about how automation will eventually kill most jobs. The Japanese, who are certainly ahead of the curve on automation, may find that they can continue to have higher and higher productivity with fewer and fewer people.

Meanwhile the rest of the world will find the same thing, but they'll also find that they have vast numbers of surplus-to-requirements people causing problems.