MISSING THAT HUMAN CONTACT
August 6, 2017 11:46am CST
Yes, I am happy about the great strides being made in technology every day, but there are certain things I miss from the good old days. For example, I miss being able to pick up my phone , dial my utility company or other big companies and hear a human voice at the other end. The automated voice I usually get will tell me to press this or that for the various departments , and if I do not get through - I cannot return to the 'voice' and ask for assistance. If my problem is urgent, I would probably be forced to get down to the company and speak to someone face to face - hopefully not a robot. What does the future hold? Will we be overrun by robots and gadgets resulting in less available jobs and less human contact ? If they were taken from me I would certainly miss the internet and a few other gadgets, but there are other new stuff that I could certainly live without. What about you?
36 people like this
• United States
I hate the robot phone things. They have found out that people press "0" to bypass it so that no longer works. I just say "let me talk to a person" and usually it connect me to a real human being. Sometimes that doesn't work so I have to use a curse word and then it connects me. They started using those robot things to save money but it drives away customers.
Yes, that's what some say: we'll stay home and receive basic income, while robots work for us. Capitalism is a little too extreme, I suppose. Automated voices are quite annoying, but nothing's worse than the robotic voice that comes up from time to time while I'm browsing! Or on YouTube videos. Or these avatars with a robot voice that talk, I'd kill them!
We are given no option nowadays than to deal with robots/automated voice. Once I went to a bank and though they we were not busy I was asked to call a number to sort out issues. What galls me is they promote their new products first and the last option is the one to speak to someone - siva
• Palisade, Colorado
I am worried about the number of people who are out of work due to modern technology. I don't like talking to a robot, I want to hear a voice. There are some places that I have to call where I can talk to a real person. One time when they guy introduced himself and asked how he could help me I asked him if he was a real person or not. At first he didn't catch on but then he started laughing. He knew what I meant.