Better Than A Hum Why Robots Will-And Must-Take Our Jobs Analysis

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In Better than a Human: Why Robots Will-and Must-Take our Jobs by Kevin Kelly, the author voices his opinion about how robots will eventually replace humans in the workforce and how, according to the author himself, “The robot takeover will be epic.”(301). The article describes how all jobs from blue collar to white collar will no longer need to be done by humans, but yet gives no clear evidence or any information on how this will happen. The author doesn 't provide any strong supporting details to back up his claim and what make matters worse is that he contradicts himself further in to the reading saying how we will be working alongside with the robots as well. The article is completely one sided and doesn 't provide repercussions or backlash …show more content…
The machines that were invented during the 19th century actually expanded the need for more jobs and even produced other types of jobs afterwards. This allowed more people to work because the machines were so simple to use, anyone was able to get hired. Robots on the other hand, is going to cause a reverse effect. They are going to wipe out jobs entirely. Lets say for example, Mcdonald’s decided to replace their workers with robots, which will save them tons of cash in the long run due to not having to pay robots a salary. They hire roughly 1 million workers in the U.S alone every year, according to Business Insider. Just imagine other big food or service companies replacing humans workers with robots all over the globe. The unemployed rates in all countries will spike up exponentially due to the millions of people losing their jobs. What are people suppose to do now when big companies find humans replaceable. The world’s economy will plummet due to most of the labor force being swamped for robots and the author even admits it, stating it in his very first sentence, “It’s hard to believe you’d have an economy at all if u gave pink slips to more than half the labor force.”(299). I do not understand why say that it going to be “Epic” having robots takeover our jobs if …show more content…
I want to go into detail about category D because the author does not. Category D Titled NEW JOBS states, “Jobs that only humans will be able to do-at first.”(305). These are the supposedly new jobs we can do, but robots can’t. He gives us no answers to the types of jobs that will be available, but instead leaves us questioning ourselves and has dreaming of “What should we do?”(309). The author is completely unclear with this category and didn 't back his claim with enough information showing how jobs will be available to those who have been replaced. There is no response at all as to what happens to the people who have lost their jobs to robots and how they will manage

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