We are living in an era where robotics is becoming more prevalent in our day-to-day life. From self-driving trucks to home delivery. However, the big question is whether robotics is taking over? Or more terrifyingly, will robots ever rule the world?
FACT: Robotics is continuously changing the landscape of logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. From this perspective alone, we can confidently say robotics is taking over (key industries at least):
And if you watch the video above, you can see that experts believe robots will take over many aspects of our lives.
So, what’s next?
And most importantly, what does this mean for humans?
What Is Robotics?
Robotics generally refers to the use of programmable machines to do specified tasks. This can include everything from welding and manufacturing car parts to performing surgery or caring for elderly patients:
Robotics has been around since the early 1800s, but it’s only recently that they have become more commonplace in our lives.
How Is Robotics Used Today?
Robotics has become more sophisticated over time, and it can be found in almost every sector, like NASA’s space program, or Tesla’s Self-Driving Cars. They’re used in factories to build products, they help deliver supplies to remote locations and even assist in disaster relief by clearing rubble or providing aid to stranded people.
What’s The Future Of Robotics?
The future of robotics is both exciting and terrifying. Some experts believe that robots will eventually become so advanced that they can be used as a clean and cheap alternative to human labor. We may see robots working alongside us in homes and factories and doing everything from driving cars to caring for the elderly.
How Will Robotics Change Our future?
Robots will undoubtedly make our lives easier, but on that journey, there will be huge unrest as the job market changes. However, robots won’t completely replace humans. And in sectors that require human interaction and creativity, robots will never be able to replicate.
What Are The Jobs That Will Disappear?
Repetitive jobs and dangerous jobs are likely to disappear – for example, factory workers, truck drivers, fast food employees, Customer service executives, Advertising Salespeople, data entry, and bookkeeping clerks.
What Will Emerge As New Jobs?
There will be an entirely new service sector for robotics. From repairs to customizations. Additionally, as robotics advance, there could be human augmentation industries, where robotics replace damaged limbs, etc.
(The augmentation industry becomes a lot less far-fetched when you consider projects like Neural Link).
Science fiction has consistently predicted a future where robots rule the world. However, they will never be able to take the position of humans totally:
Humans have creativity and flexibility that robots will never have. So, while many jobs will disappear due to automation, new and exciting ones will also emerge.
The best thing you can do is to get ahead of this trend by working on your STEM education or taking up one of these emerging occupations today.
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