posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 03:01 PM
Originally posted by schuyler
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by StareDad
If it's cheaper than Chinese labor,
we're really in trouble seeing how inexpensive Chinese labor is.
A new robot designed to quickly slice noodles is proving popular in China as the cost of labor rises.
On the other hand, it's good to hear Chinese labor costs are going up. If that trend continues, some jobs may come back to the countries that lost
them to China.
The problem here is that it will displace Chinese labor, which means they'll be without a job, but those manufacturing tasks will come back here, but
also be done by robots, so we'll still be out of a job, too. Bottom line is that robots will be taking over, no matter where you are.
You would be surprised what Robots can't do. Something like cutting noodles in a repeatable way is a no brainer. Noodles haven't changed in a long
time nor will they change in the future.
It is short sighted to be worried about robots "stealing" repeatable jobs. Freeing up humans to do what we excel at is a good thing. We do not excel
at repeatable boring tasks. We excel at innovation, creativity, making the new.
Robots play a limited role in the creation of new things. A human has to do it first. A skilled intelligent human has to do it first, devise a way for
it to be done by a robot, and then maintain and quality check the robots continually.
The more robots we have completing repetitive mindless tasks the more free we are to create, innovate, and grow. Maybe the repetitive task people will
begin to work as domestic labor to free even more time for the creative innovators to really bring humanity to the next level.
To expand on what I said before, if we allow or create robots to create and innovate that is when we should begin to worry...