posted on Dec, 20 2005 @ 03:55 PM
Since the 1960's, robots have been widely used in a variety of things. Automotive manufacturing and tool manufacturing to name a few. This has been
in a span of about 40 years. What will robots be used for in the next 40 years?
I have a very bad feeling about personal assistant robots. Robots that do EVERYTHING for you. Cooking, cleaning, working, getting you a drink, etc.
Now, that may sound nice...but will YOU be replaced by a robot at your workplace?
Think about it. How much work would a robot get done more than you. They can't stop working, at least until they break down. You could do 50 orders
in a day, while the robot could do 500 orders in an hour. Think how companies would much rather prefer robots over you.
Now, the only bad part is the cost of a personal assistance robot. If a PAR is more than $1000 (which I could see), companies would much rather resort
to cheap labor with humans. But, if robots are mass produced and very cheap, like around $100, then there is no question that a robot will replace
several million workers across the globe.
I'm sure several companies would pick a robot over a human, and millions would go out of work. Robots will be used for EVERYTHING. Delivering mail,
fixing electronics, driving cars, etc. It will be extremely hard for a human to find a job if this becomes true.
So what will happen? People will be out of work. They will become lazy. They will lose money. Crime would skyrocket (unless there are robot cops).
What the hell will humans do with their lives while robots can do everything for them? Will this lead to the downfall of humanity?
Will robots be used for evil? Think of the GIGANTIC robot armies. Look how easy it will be to create the ultimate supersoldier. Just right off the
assembly line! Robot assasins...
Think of how people could reprogram robots to rob banks, kill people, and steal things. But, worldwide governments can create the famous "3 laws"
(Isaac Asimov), so that robots can not do this. But who knows. I'm sure there will be robot hackers.
So, what are your thoughts on robots? Will they replace humans? Can they be used for bad things? What do you think people should do? Should robots
even be developed?
I think that after the robot has replaced the human, governments worldwide will realize their mistakes, and decommission robots, due to increased
crime, skyrocketing unemployment, and loss of funds. Humans learn from their mistakes. Do you think we will learn that robots shouldn't do everything
for us? Or maybe humanity will never learn anything...