Ways that Technology is Taking Jobs
There is no stopping change. Change is an inevitable part of life. Think about evolution. There is no stopping this. There is no fighting this. It is simply a fact of life. The same goes for the change that we experience in society. It comes, and it goes. But there is no preventing it. Therefore, sometimes it is better to just embrace change. You can embrace change in many ways. One of the best ways to do this is to change with it. In terms of technology, this would mean adapting to life with the new technology. You can learn to use the new devices in your everyday life. However, sometimes these changes bring about undesirable consequences. In recent years, we have witnessed several people becoming unemployed due to new inventions replacing them in the workplace. This is both sad and worrying. What happens if this keeps up? What will we do with all the people without a job? These are serious questions, and they deserve serious discussion. This article will provide some areas that have been affected by the change brought by technology.
The Production Line Worker
In the past, a production line would consist of people literally standing in a line. There would be a conveyor belt running through them, the workers each assembling, packing, and shipping in unison. However, this is not the case today. If you went to a production line today, you would see a very different picture. The production line that you would see would more than likely consist of computers, robotic arms, and technology. The technology that is used in production lines removes the need to have workers there at all. It can work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is ultimately cheaper and more effective than hiring a human.
The Control of Devices
Certain jobs require remotes to function. There are mechanical hands and devices that are used to carry out certain functions. In the past, a human worker was needed to operate the device. This is now a thing of the past. Thanks to PLC controllers, any remote control or moving part, can be controlled by an autonomous technology. This means that the human worker is no longer needed. Unfortunately, it has been shown that these PLCs are safer than human workers. Since they operate on code, their error rate is much less than that of a traditional worker.