Wired Robots

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About 50% of jobs in the U.S are in danger of becoming robotic. Thus, the workforce is changing with the technological advancements. An example is robots in the manufacturing industry. The robots in this industry, for instance, can be programmed to weld. They allow the company to produce items faster, cheaper and in a safer environment, creating a more efficient and productive workforce. Before the Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century, items were made by hand instead of with machines. They were produced in homes instead of factories (“Man-Made”). Today, robots are doing part of the work in manufacturing industries. They are used for lifting heavy things, welding, and dealing with dangerous items. Kevin Kelly, editor of Wired …show more content…
Therefore, many firms took advantage of this technology. Now, manufacturing companies are producing materials at a faster rate with the use of robots in their businesses. Robots, unlike humans can work 24/7. They don’t need lunch breaks or vacations which boosts the company’s productivity. Robots don’t get tired or bored like humans, so they can continually repeat the same task which is what they are programmed to do. This repetition of the same task can cause humans to develop medical conditions, such as, nerve damage or carpal tunnel. Therefore, the placement of robots in this field would be rewarding for manufacturing …show more content…
Numerous workers get laid off because the company invests in robots to do their former jobs as they want to increase their productivity. In fact, robots are not causing many to be unemployed, for the development of them is creating more jobs than it removes (Mark). As robots are progressively becoming more popular, they are extending the need for additional robots. Thus, creating more jobs in engineering fields. Ben Miller, an English comedian and director and Robert Atkinson an economist suggest that robots will create more jobs in companies that “sell the new robots or other labor-saving technology.” This is true, so If more companies are using robots that means that more robots need to be built which, in turn, creates more employment. West states, “The number of industrial robots is rising” (“How Technology”). This is happening and in the short term, many jobs will be removed, leaving workers unemployed, but the development of robots will produce more jobs. West might agree with Kelley on his, soon most our coworkers will be machines argument. That if the number of robots in industries is increasing then some workers are being replaced with machines, therefore generating a larger population of robots than humans, in certain

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