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anniethepan
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thewildpacific
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Will Technology Replace the Jobs of People in the Future?

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Started: 11/24/2016 Category: Technology
Updated: 1 week ago Status: Debating Period
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anniethepan

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Nowadays with advanced technology and the increasing amount of artificial intelligence and robotic use, it is probable for technology to replace jobs. When looking beyond technology, there is more than just drones, virtual reality, 3D printers, etc., --There is a visible pattern of increasing technological advancements as machines with more complex algorithms and functions, such as Alexa (Echo) and Watson, are emerging in the technology industry. Many robots have the physical ability to do chores, build structures, locate objects, and they are further becoming more mentally capable to solve algorithms quickly. As machines are becoming more advanced, innovative technology could complete computer programs quicker than humans, perform tasks without the work of humans, altogether showing that these machines could eventually replace the jobs of many beings. Robots could become capable to manage safe and surveillance, water plants, provide medical assistance, and more. It is just a matter of time when technology will become complex enough to replace jobs.
thewildpacific

Con

To be fair, technology will not replace the jobs of the future.. because they never existed. Technology will change the jobs we hace today, exactly as has happened throughout history and moreso since the dawn of the industrial revolution. The work may be similar, it may be entirely unrelated. It's impossible to put into words the scale of how much things are related and intertwined in our manufacturing economy. In other words things are only made when theyre needed.. so if people no longer use shovels, as an extreme example, there will no longer be a job for shovelmaker. Consider how the role of shovelmaker has changed in the last 100 years- from Blacksmith to CNC Operator. Entirely different work from fundementally the same job.

People will never be worth nothing. There is a reason that today, paintings made by a computer, while of superior technical quality, lack the fundemental attraction of creativity and are aimply incomparable to the master hand of people. There will always be work for people because there will always be a preference in the common sense for manmade over robomade.
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