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wrinkledinkle
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MrMosin
Con (against)

Technology will one day render human labor obsolete

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Started: 2/21/2017 Category: Technology
Updated: 11 months ago Status: Debating Period
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wrinkledinkle

Pro

Technology will one day render human labor obsolete. For now we're at a transitional period where corporate giants such as Amazon have implemented automated labor to reduce human labor expenses. What drives any company is more money in their pocket and that is achieved either through expanding by investing or retaining more net profit by reducing cost and expenses. Human labor is one of the biggest contributing factor to the amount of net profit that investors can walk away with. Why wouldn't a company replace humans with automated robots when humans are error-prone, mutable, and a liability.
MrMosin

Con

No way. Human labor will always be required.
Some jobs can't be done by "robots". An example of such job would be lawyer or the technicians that fix the "robots"
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Posted by wrinkledinkle 11 months ago
wrinkledinkle
But you do agree that most if not all manual labor will be replaced by automated robots
Posted by wayward.son 11 months ago
wayward.son
There are certain tasks that machines won't be able to do; robots are good for mundane, repetitive jobs. Think of car production, where everything needs to be standardised. For one-off (custom, special, etc.) products, it would be a waste of the manufacturers' time and money to reprogram a machine just for that one thing. You'd need human individuality. Anyway, there'd need to be people around to maintain the machinery, so there'd be positions for specialists, mechanics, engineers, analysts, on and on. So no, human labour would never be rendered obsolete.
Posted by wrinkledinkle 11 months ago
wrinkledinkle
No, I'm sure in the future they'll have laws to protect human labor being completely replaced by robots. What I'm debating here is robots devaluing human labor in the future. So the con would be debating to find value in human labor as opposed to a robot.
Posted by sboss18 11 months ago
sboss18
So you're saying *all* human labor (jobs) will eventually and inevitably be overtaken by robots?
Posted by wrinkledinkle 11 months ago
wrinkledinkle
Human labor being anything from manual labor to intellectual labor.
Posted by sboss18 11 months ago
sboss18
Define "human labor."
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