Don't fear the robots. They have only come for some of our jobs, and they'll create others. 

A number of experts have made dramatic predictions in recent years about the impact automation will have on the American workforce in the coming decades. A 2013 report by Oxford researchers and a 2015 report by McKinsey both suggested that just under half of U.S. jobs could be targeted for automation in the near future. 

But Forrester Research recently offered a slightly less dire projection, predicting that our robot peers will result in a net job loss of 7 percent by 2025. The renowned technology consultant reasons that while 16 percent of current human-occupied jobs will be eliminated by automation, new robotics will also create a large number of jobs that will soften the blow. 

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