The ability to spot, mobilize and deploy older workers is the next biggest source of competitive advantage in the U.S. By 2020, over one-quarter of the workforce will be over 55 years of age.(Photo: Getty)

(Bloomberg Opinion) –Bloomberg asked readers a year ago: “Are you about to be replaced by a robot?” Next the question became a statement: “Robots Are Coming for Jobs of as Many as 800 Million Worldwide.”

Does the real-world experience so far back up the fears? Japan and the U.S. are two of the countries most advanced in robot deployment, and yet both are very close to full employment.

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