Essay on Should We Stop Technology From Progressing?

797 Words Feb 17th, 2016 4 Pages
Robots and new technology are taking away jobs from human. In 2008-2010 our government has bailed out U.S. automakers to save millions of jobs, not just factory workers but also dealership related jobs and auto repair related jobs. Technology is really advancing faster than anyone has anticipated. Should our governments intervene or stop robots and new technology from taking jobs away from us? The battle between man and machines goes back centuries. Are machines taking our jobs? Or are they merely easing our workload? Minimum wage is going up. Restaurant chains are starting to use machine (kiosk) to take order instead of minimum wage workers. Should we stop technology from progressing? According to a Current Population Survey, between 1976-2012 the recession had a disproportionately large effect on routine jobs, and greatly sped up their loss because even if new technology is cheaper and more efficient than a human laborer, bosses are unlikely to fire employees and replace them with computers. “Already, machines are learning to do certain jobs that once seemed confined to humans, from elder care to wealth management to art. The question is, what will happen if these jobs also disappear.” (app.box.com) Some may argue that technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed. Technology has made hard, dangerous and dull jobs decline. In 1871, 6.6% of the workforce of England and Wales were classified as agricultural laborers’. Today that has fallen to 0.2%, a 95%…

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