11 more machines that want your job
As technology and robotics speed ahead, it sometimes seems there's no human worker who can't be replaced. Consider these alternatives to butchers, music execs, traffic reporters and more.
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If machines and China keep taking our jobs Romney will be wrong about that 47%.It
will be 77% in a few years.
It's funny how so many people are trying to convince themselves that certain jobs are safe. They're not. This is exponential improvement and growth.
"Who will deliver the food in the restaurant?" Really? I've already seen restaurants that have touch screens and then a trolley system. It's very easy, has been around for a long time. "I fix robots..." great, except another robot can do that.
Nurses? So we'll never see robots that can clean a person, put a thermometer in their mouths (won't have to, will have infra-red sensors to take your temp...).
Don't picture clumsy, humanoid robots. Imagine high-tech rooms that do everything.
Where will we be then? Just like any other cycle, the rich will get richer and the rest will have to fall in line and get with the program...be told what's what (maybe to an extreme north Americans aren't used to, but that plenty of people around the world certainly are.
im a mechanic,theres no way a robot could possibly do my my job.
to many robots,to fewer jobs.That sucks.hire people,keep jobs going.
The medical field will always need human beings.
Nurses, your jobs are safe.
I can see robots taking over some jobs that may be too dangerous or very, very redundant but wait staff at a restaurant (touch screen on your table)? come on. most of the time I like interacting with PEOPLE at a restaurant and they can make good recommendations about the menu. The same thing at McDonalds. Geez, how many people started out at McDonalds or some other fast food place during high school? if robots take over the ordering, where will high schoolers get part time jobs? Not every one can be the cook or mow a lawn. I love technology but at what COST???
after reading this I won't even think about buying a roomba. I'll just turn on the radio, fire up the vac and clean my own house with my own hands. And that goes for my car, my boat, my meals, my lawn and my life.
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