Everyone’s talking about the robot takeover. Taking our jobs, taking our livelihoods, and even our dreams.
But that’s not how I see it.
I believe robots will make our lives better. And some already have.
My background gives me a different perspective on “robots.” I’m a network engineer so I deal with complicated algorithms all day long. I make communication networks run efficiently using automation so people like you and I can get things done. So I can see how automation and algorithms will make a difference in our lives for the better.
And so will the robots of today and tomorrow.
Not to take away our ambitions, but to provide a helping hand to reach new heights once out of reach. To make those lofty ideals become real, not just dreams that evaporate during the day.
Yes robots will replace some jobs eventually. But it's a gradual process and won't happen overnight. And when they do, it will be the time wasting, monotonous, repetitive jobs that suck our souls, the physically grueling, dangerous, and laborious work we can do without.
For example, Amazon has increased its warehouse robots from 1400 to 45,000 in the past five years. Not to replace workers, but to grab products off their towering shelves. And their hiring rate? That's been growing steadily as they need more workers to manage more product.
And in return, robots will give back our time and energy. Time and energy for creating new jobs and opportunities which will lead to new ambitions and new possibilities.
They will let us focus on the necessary and useful, not the mundane and obsolete. Jobs that are safer, more challenging, and more rewarding. Jobs that let us build things we could only dream of a short time ago, new skills that lead to growth, the foundation for all great things.
And at home, they will allow us to get more done in less time. Allow us to spend more time with our family and friends. Allow us to do the things we want to do, not need to do.
Robots won't take our jobs or our lives. They will make them better.
How do I know this?
Because I’ve leaped into the future with both feet firmly planted.
And so should you.
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