posted on Apr, 7 2013 @ 08:36 PM
Technologically robots would currently be able to replace about 60-80% of jobs. Any job that does not involve creativity or abstract thinking could
potentially be replaced by a robot. Any job that involves repetitive physical action can be replace by a robot easily. I could personally build a
robot that does it.
With advances in 3D-printing industry (especially in materials, as currently the strength and thermal characteristics of the most used materials (ABS,
PVA etc) are not good, they can not tolerate stronger pressure and higher temperatures), soon the need for lots of factories will disappear as people
can simply print out any commodities needed at home. Even clothes will soon become "printable". Although this will also start creating jobs, as more
computer designers are needed who would create the 3D-design.
With the advances in technology (faster processors, better sensors), robots are very likely to go cheaper and fall into mass production. Although
terminator-like robots are not likely to happen in the near future.
Citing Michio Kaku from 3 years ago: " Currently the intelligence level of the world´s intelligent robot can be compared to retarded cockroach"
Robots are not able to understand or learn anything, every single move and action they do, has to be written in their programming code and to be
honest, even simple things often require quite advanced programming. Although no one can currently insert "common sense" in the programming code.
Robots are the perfect workers, they simply do whatever their told without questioning.
Although I must agree with some posts here, that sooner or later most current jobs, especially jobs that require physical work, are highly likely to
disappear, as people will not be able to compete with a cheaper robot, who works without becoming tired, is faster and never makes mistakes. If a
robot does a mistake, it is a mistake done by the programmer or designer, not by the robot itself.
edit on 7-4-2013 by Cabin because: (no