Are you worried that robots will take over your job in the near future?

United States
February 21, 2008 9:16pm CST
Are you worried that robots will take over your job in the near future, or you don't think the scientists n' stuff are nearly as far along as they claim? What're your thoughts? :)
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
22 Feb 08
The types of jobs I do could not be taken over by robots, as they are both are jobs that involve a high degree of human caring.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
So you're saying that robots will never have the ability to learn compassion?
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@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Machines do not learn. They are only able to do and be and respond as they are programmed. I do not envision them having the resources to do what I do each day. Or having drivers' licenses, or taste buds to create menus. I would love to have them take over the shopping aspect of my job, and it would have been handy to have them cleaning up after the people who had intestinal viruses last week and running to answer every five minutes or less. If they take over my job, I will probably take over the position of supervising them.
• United States
26 Feb 08
Are you saying that you dont think they will ever have the potential or chance to learn?
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
22 Feb 08
I am only earning on the internet right now but yes I do believe that robots or computerized systems will take over alot of jobs in the near future. Technology is always advancing and it is good in a way but it is also very scary for the human population.
• United States
23 Feb 08
Lol, uh well. Hopefully you make enough through online earnings before that happens! Then you can go on vacation on some deserted island with your closest buddys and wait till the end of the worlldd.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
23 Feb 08
LOL. I wish. There isn't enough time in a day to totally maximise online earnings especially with no active referrals. The desserted isalnd does sound nice though. I would love to be able to do that some day. I guess I will just have to keep working on that goal.
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• United States
23 Aug 12
Correcting this way late, but I meant to say, *buddies. Anyways. Eh, from my experience it's all about the residuals. I actually make more from them than i do of my actual online earnings. They start to add up when once you get them going, you just kind of collect up earnings on them. Even if it's $5. If you do $5 in 10 places, that's $50. If you can get that on a week to week basis, that's $200+ a month of effortless earnings. People claim that building residual isn't profitable but that's because most people go to places where 1000 other people went before them to promote. Or to things like traffic exchanges(which imo makes for useless downline building.)
• Australia
27 Feb 08
Well at the moment i am on stay at home mum duties. lol i dont see robots invading my home and stealing my job anytime in the near future. It is already happening for alot of manufacturers and factory workers. They are being replaced by machines and button pushers replaced by movement sensing machinery.
@arjun999 (1005)
• India
29 Mar 08
You will like machines. They wont pick their noses.
@T3hG33k (215)
• United States
22 Feb 08
If they begin running companies the world will be over so I sure hope not.
• United States
23 Feb 08
Yeah, How would you like to hear something like this from a robot: "I'm sorry. This isn't probable. You shouldn't be working here, and that means you're fired and I have already sent out an email to my other robot buddies that you're worthless."
• Indonesia
6 Nov 12
I think, not to longer, may be robot will take care all job in this world. Like in Terminator salvation movie. That's not kidding. But,of course, Human have to crate robot just for help their job , not for create weapon to war. Sometimes we need robot to do something job that very danger for human.
• United States
29 Mar 08
It is kind of crazy. But I think that it is possible in some cases. But I am really thinking about just being independent. I do not really want to have a boss. So If I am independent I will not have to worry about a robot taking my position.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I reckon my position is not in jeopardy - as my vocation is one of Wife and Mother.... while a robot may be enlisted to do some of my mundane chores, it is not likely they will be in our budget's price range.....
@arjun999 (1005)
• India
29 Mar 08
I am not worried yet. But one can never be sure mate. I hope they wont take over the job i do in my life time.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Its possible. While my job involves several skills and some subjective skills, there is still the possibility. But then again, I want to see a robot/AI design buildings and towns (and have them not look terrible or be inapplicable to reality). For many other jobs like construction they could indeed take over. I know its a livelyhood for many people, but there is the consideration that people won't be injured or killed on the job. Still...I have to dwell on the livelyhood and living of other people. People require the jobs to survive, and some identify heavily with their jobs. Taking the jobs away would be devastating to the people for those reasons. Incidentally if you want to see a construction robot being tested, the videos should be available on youtube.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
22 Feb 08
I don't have a job yet, but I'm seriously considering teaching in college and working in research in the near future. I don't see any danger in robots threatening to take any of these jobs from me.
@youless (90906)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 08
I am not so worried about that. When the science develops, there is nothing to stop it. We have to adjust to it. In fact I think the developing technology and science is a good thing. Try to remember it's hard to believe there is no computer, electricity, airplane, car etc. The robots can do something dangerous and it'll be very helpful for human beings. But robots are always robots, it will never replace human beings.