Friday, 27 May 2016

Gissa Job Mr Robot

As science makes more powerful and more intelligent robots, the biggest concern was that they would be made so clever that we would wake up one day to discover the Robots have taken over and are either wiping us out or are keeping us as their slaves.
Maybe they still will but for now they seem to be content in just taking our jobs as has happened in China with 60,000 workers sacked and replaced with robots.
A factory in China's Kunshan region which makes Samsung and Apple products has reduced the number of employees from 110,000 to 50,000 and explained that they are 'applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks'.
Economists have long warned that automation will seriously affect the labour market and it is estimated that 35% of all jobs could disappear over the next two decades according to a study conducted by Oxford University.  
When i was growing up in the 70's we were told in the future we would not have to work and would send the robots to work instead of us so welcome to the future only it is our former employers sending robots instead of us to work.
Sometimes we are too clever for our own good.

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Maybe you should acquire robots and hire them out...

Falling on a bruise said...

That's a good business plan.