Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A Robot May Not Injure a Human Being

Automation used to be a concern only for people who worked in jobs where they work was dangerous or required heavy physical labor.  We looked at assembly line work and realized that doing the same repetitive motion by a human would not be hard to replace by a machine.

At first the machines were simple and could only do one task.  As robots developed they came up with machines that could be programmed to do a variety of tasks because their robotic arms were make more general so they could do different things.

Robots were better than humans eventually, because they did not get bored, or sick, or lazy and would do the same job a thousand times, exactly the same, and perfectly.  So many assembly jobs become robot jobs.  Now these robots are looking at other fields.  Grocery checkers are losing their jobs due to self checkout.  The shoppers scan their own products and bag their purchases all on their own.  Look for more of this in the future, that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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