Tuesday, August 19, 2014

They Can Train A Robot To Do Your Job

I know the video above is a little long (15 minutes) but it lays out the very near future of your job and everybody else's job too. It's worth 15 minutes of your time.

For the last couple of months I've been saying that we are all just holding our jobs until the people that hire us can find a robot to do our work. Corporations pay us just enough to keep us interested until the robots — that are already here — are cheap enough and smart enough to put to work and do our jobs.

Is Any Job Safe?

Trucker? robots can do that

Waitress? Waiter? Barista at a coffee shop? Yep

Warehouse worker? Builder? Oh yeah.

But what about the hard stuff?

Lawyers? Robots can do that

Doctors? Even better than modern doctors

Creative Types? There are robots that can write music that even expert humans can't tell whether it's written by computes or a homo sapien.

Yep, even my latest job - storytelling. Computers can do it right now. And they are doing it more and more every day.

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

The question then becomes not "if" these robots are coming for our jobs but "how soon"?At the turn of the 20th century most people didn't think that horses would ever be replaced. A horse would always have a job. Except now, with a very few exceptions, they are unemployable. Are humans next?

I know there has to be a positive spin to this but it does make you think.

What do you think? 

What do you think about robots taking over almost every human job? Does it bother you?

What should the next generation focus on when it comes to training for a career? 

Leave a comment in the comment section and let me know what's going on.

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