The fear that robots will take over our work has not escaped. More and more work is actually being done by machines. That has been going on for years. It started with household appliances that made life easier for us. The laundry could just be put in a machine and the vacuum cleaner provided a clean house. The development is super-fast. It is no longer strange to have a robot mow the grass. Where does this end?
Thinkers versus doers
Many jobs are being threatened. We cannot ignore that. People who work with their hands in particular must fear for their work. Where street makers worked for hours on a piece of public road, a machine now quickly and completely locks the entire street down without bumps. Where designers spent hours planning and sketching, a 3D printer prints a design in the blink of an eye. Is it perhaps time to become a mass thinker instead of a doer? Or do doers always remain necessary, even if it is to control the equipment?
Should we learn radically and retrain all or is it not the case that all jobs are at risk? Especially in healthcare, personal attention still seems to me – or actually always – to be very important. Or can a robot even think and act in the same way as humans in the future? I wonder how quickly do you think your job will be taken over by robots? And do you have an alternative in mind? What will you do if your work is done by a robot?
Think about many Hollywood films or series where this is the case and at the end you can see this is men versus machine, a global war for the future of one kind. This might happen with us or might not that is the question, especially good for people who like some theories.
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Interesting article isn’t it, more articles of this genre can be found on the website Wat als. This is a website with Dutch content which opens themselves to different kind of questions, they try to think about it deeply or sometimes with a smile on their face. There are some other articles for example:
- What if you cannot swim?
- What if the sun will explode?
- What if you will be alone in this world?
- What if everyone speaks only the truth?
And this goes on, you can really continue thinking in this direction, that is why they allow their users to send them e-mail with providing “what if” questions on which they reply in this kind of way. Is it a fantasy maybe, or maybe this the possible future, no one knows, but at this moment we can only enjoy a good read, for example – wat als je verliefd bent?!