Machines Couldn't Replace Us Even with the rapidly advancing technology, machines couldn't replace all of us. They lack in creativity needed in several jobs. Architects, dancers, song writers, actors, authors, photographers-- all of which are jobs that need creativity. Other jobs likes nurses and psychiatrists need empathy and compassion. Machines do not have the capability to "feel" emotions.
Humans make decisions based on past experiences and values. We have the ability to correct and learn from our mistakes, whereas machines, whom seldom make mistakes, cannot learn from errors. Other factors, like judgement, intuition, and innovation, also aren't found in machines.
So lets say machines do replace humans; what happens then?
If the machines take away our jobs, the lower class citizens wouldn't earn any money. Without money, they can't buy anything, meaning that there would be no need to make anything if the people can't buy things.
Not only that, but once the economy fails, the rich would only get richer. The people who own the machines would eventually lose their money, but not before the lower classes would riot.
That could led to the eradication of the human race, leaving the machines to run the planet.
There is no denying the fact that the machines would eventually break down, but who would be there to fix them? Even if there was a machine who could repair other machines, what happens when that one breaks down? And when you run out of the repairing machines?
There would be no point in letting machines replace us, even with the impressive advances in our technology.