Robots taking over?

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
September 14, 2015 2:25pm CST
This morning on the news there was a story about robots taking over people's jobs. Apparently if you are a waiter you are doomed as a robot can do the job, but if you are a hairdresser you will be ok. I work in retail, so I guess part of the job has already been replaced by self service tills, and I guess in time a robot could do the rest of my job as well Oh well I might be retired by then.
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• United States
15 Sep 15
yepperz, said state 'f affairs in my eyes. but, folks asked fer such. what a lazy lot we've basically become, eh? always wantin' more fer less 'n 'xpectin the reverse when it comes to pay. i miss the good ol' days when folks could do math 'n give ya change...
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
15 Sep 15
we have become lazy, although where we do our grocery shopping is an old fashioned cheap local shop. They have a normal till, and the staff there put me to shame, they know all the prices and deals of everything in the shop.
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• United States
15 Sep 15
@Dragonairy1 its all what one becomes used to i reckon 'n i've lil faith that if'n the power went out tomorrow if'n one could e'en buy a loaf 'f bread. ya know, coz they'd not be able to figure out the tax 'n how the heck to give change. but, when such aint required on a regular basis, ya seem to schtuff that sorta knowledge way back in yer memory bank.
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
15 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx You're right about the loaf of bread, when the power goes out in my shop for even a couple of minutes I'm supposed to close the shop until the tills come back on, scary really as in the past I've been told to add it up on a piece of paper, but I guess that's progress
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• Preston, England
15 Sep 15
Science Fiction writers used to promote robots as great labour saving devises enabling us all to be rich and lazy - they never considered that if an employer has robots he has zero obligation to pay people.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
15 Sep 15
I think the problem is people think of good ideas, but don't think what they will be like in reality. I mean a self serve till sounds great, until you consider that it takes one employee to watch about 10 of them.
@Rollo1 (16682)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Sep 15
What if you are a hairdresser for robots? Maybe we can get robots to write our blogs for us? Actually, I think they already have that.
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• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
15 Sep 15
They certainly have on bubblews
@gregario888 (1305)
• Aurangabad, India
15 Sep 15
In a place like Japan, which is deficient in its demography, they do have a chance. But in a place like India, with more than 1300 million souls;I'm sure, they will have to run for their lives, if they have it!
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