Better Than Human Summary

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“Imagine that 7 out of 10 working Americans got fired tomorrow. What would they all do?” Kevin Kelly the author of “Better than Human: Why Robots Will-and Must-Take Our Jobs” brings up a topic that has been in the minds of middle-class Americans for the past 10 years. The fear of technology taking our jobs and not just that but doing better than us is a topic that is in early development but it seems like every day new and better technology is being invented and that topic comes closer and closer to being a huge problem. Kelly’s argument that robots/technology will take over our jobs, sheds a light on Carr’s analysis that people are becoming less effective than technology
Kelly’s analysis of robot's growing abilities, helps us understand Carr’s
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Reliability is huge in every job no matter how big or how small and people with their faults has reliability issues, unlike robots. Robots like “Baxter who is cheap, priced at $22,000, it's in a different league compared with the $500,000 total bill of its predecessors.” (304). We know money is important to companies and what would be cheaper a robot that can do the same and maybe even better than people for only a one time payment of $22,000 or a person with a salary and benefits you have to pay them for the rest of their life as they get slower at their job and take more and more days off. In other words not only is technology reliable in the sense of efficiency but also reliable in the future. “It is safe to bet that the highest-earning professions in the year 2050 will depend on automation and machines that have not been invented yet” (308). Once again if you look at people and look at a graph of reliability in relation to time it would look like a hill but if you were to look at the same graph for robots and technology it would be a steady line across., people are simply less reliable and effective than

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