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    Default Could your job be replaced by a robot?

    When you think about the kind of work that you do, or plan on doing, could you be replaced by a robot? Which jobs do you think are going to be some of the ones to go? What do you think about human jobs being replaced by robots?

    Fast food workers went on strike recently because they’re seeking higher wages.

    I think we’ll be meeting their new replacements soon:




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    The nuts and bolts paper work and case analysis could be done by software, but acquiring clients and building relationships (what I really do) could never be done by a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    The nuts and bolts paper work and case analysis could be done by software, but acquiring clients and building relationships (what I really do) could never be done by a machine.
    That's convenient.
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    I do major donor fundraising research for nonprofits. On paper, and as my job is described, it could definitely be done by a robot. In practice, it involves a lot of finagling and maneuvering around people and their individual needs, deciding who can and cannot be relied upon -- all the skills you need when you work on teams 24/7. So maybe if/when robots gain that sort of interpersonal sensitivity?
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    A robot would do my learning job as a student way better. It'd suck at being a nurse though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffirmitiveAnxiety View Post
    That's convenient.
    How so?

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    Nope. I wish they'd pick up the robotty parts of it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedruM View Post
    When you think about the kind of work that you do, or plan on doing, could you be replaced by a robot? Which jobs do you think are going to be some of the ones to go? What do you think about human jobs being replaced by robots?

    Fast food workers went on strike recently because they’re seeking higher wages.

    I think we’ll be meeting their new replacements soon:



    If they can develop critical thinking sure, they'll all be like:


    Have you seen I,Robot?(it raises some similar questions among others)

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    The functional aspects of my job yes, the relational, at the moment no. But I can clearly see a time when my job will be made redundant entirely, one way or another. Probably by advancements in transport and changes to regulation than by the development of highly skilled androids. Menial workers though like supermarket attendants and fast food workers will be made redundant very, very soon. My local supermarkets already have self serve aisles, where 8 checkouts are manned by a single person who simply watches everyone, scan, pay and bag their own purchases. There's 7 jobs gone already. Self serve terminals in MickeyD's, coming to an outlet near you. It doesn't take much brains to realise an 8 crew outlet can be staffed by 3 with the use of self-serve terminals. You only need a couple to cook and throw food over the counter. No-one needs to build a relationship with a pimply teenager who is often sour-faced and resentful, when buying items which are questionably 'food'.

    The bigger question facing society is what the masses will now do to fill their time when they are no longer needed to man outlets and make stuff. At the moment the answer seems to be unemployment but that will reach a critical mass and have the possibility of a revolution of some kind to scare the powerbase. Not only that money must circulate in order to keep industry going. If no-ones got any then what? A new solution must be found.

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