famous laws of robotics, science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov decreed that
robots cannot hurt humans, but he didn’t say anything about not taking our
jobs. Automation in the workplace isn’t new – economist John Maynard Keynes
warned of “technological unemployment” as far back as 1930. A lot of things
that were routine are becoming automated. We’re seeing this with automated
sales calls, and we’re seeing it in offices, where administrative work – like
scheduling meetings and other kinds of co-ordination – can be done with
software. Computerization often takes a task, so it takes jobs indirectly. For
example, the ATM [automated teller machine] took one part of a teller’s job and
so banks needed fewer tellers. Giving grunt work to the robots can make for
happier and more productive employees (assuming they weren’t laid off) but only
if it’s done right. To see that boost in engagement, and to benefit from it,
managers will need to develop new areas of activities that allow those workers
to function on higher levels of sophistication.
In my opinion, I think that humans are starting to rely more and more on robots and regardless of what we do now, we will always need a robot. We can communicate with each other now with just a click of the button on our phone or we can send a letter quickly through an email rather than a phone. We are starting to over rely on technology and in the future these technology may even take over most of the tough jobs therefore leaving the office jobs for humans. With the increase in the amount of robots doing our work, I believe that humans are now abusing the usage of technology.
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