Technology Is Taking Over!

Hi Everyone,

I have just finished reading Brittany’s blog in which she writes about the effect of technology on future employment. She quotes an article from the Courier Mail which states:

“If your job does not require creativity or social intelligence you may be replaced by a computer in the next decade.”

This is crazy!!! This also made me think of the movie iRobot in which the character Laurence Robertson, the CEO of U.S. Robotics argues

“I suppose your father lost his job to a robot. I don’t know, maybe you would have simply banned the Internet to keep the libraries open.”

This made me think, when was the last time you went into a public library to find information? Or to borrow a book? I cannot ever remember actually setting foot into a public library. However, growing up with the internet never required myself to find information in books, the information was always just a quick Google search away. The realisation that our society is on the brink of change is quite confronting. Are we about to live in a world without libraries and books?

It seems that the future is set to be technologically dominated. This brings me to a second post about the idea of Wall-E. As I have stated before, Wall-e is a Disney movie where planet Earth has become inhabitable and the human race is continuing life on a spaceship. Then, to make matter worse, robots have taken over the employment industry to serve humans. In this image below, you can see that the education of young children has been taken over by a teaching robot.

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Do you think this could ever become a possibility? I hope not, because I don’t know what else I would do with my life and I would be out a job. This concept of technology replacing humans in the employment industry is imminent though. Within the next decade hundreds of thousands of thousands of people will be unemployed and will have to see an alternate industry pathway. It is said that within our life time, people on average will have over 15 different jobs.

I’m not quite sure if replacing jobs with computers is one of the best moves. What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading,

Brendan

References:

Henneberg, M. (2011). [Image] The end of the great Australian growth spurt. Retrieved March 29, 2015, from http://theconversation.com/the-end-of-the-great-australian-growth-spurt-29

IMDB. (2004). iRobot quotes. Retrieved March 28, 2015, from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0343818/quotes

Mckinnell, J. (2015, March 23). Half US jobs done by computer next decade. The Courier Mail. Retrieved from http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/half-us-jobs-done-by-computer-next-decade/story-fnihsfrf-1227274916147

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