In the recent past, technology has evolved to such an extent that human labour has either been replaced either partially or completely by machines. People, companies and organizations have turned to research on machines as a possible replacement of human labour by. There have been postulations that machines make work easier..
Work which was supposed to be done by several people can be done by only one person who is operating a machine. For example, a company has employed twenty people to be carrying some bags from point A to point B. If this company gets a machine with a conveyer belt to run from point A to B, the company will only need one person to operate the machine and the same work which was supposed to be done by twenty people will be done by one person. This fact has made most of the organizations to embrace technology and employ more machine labour than human labour with a view of cutting down the cost of production and at the same time increase the efficiency of work done.
This paper examines the effects of machines on human labour and how they interact.Today’s version of this scenario isn’t much different. This time, we’re warned of the “Rise of Robots” and the “End of Work.” Thought leaders such as Elon Musk have once again turned to a universal basic incme as a possible response.More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that’s greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released Friday. For some time now, people have known that technology is going to take part in our daily lives, but they didn’t believe that technology will take over our job as they thought it was some fiction stories somebody thought of.
Now when a person is concerned about having their jobs to be taken away, his or job might be replaced by robotics. Robotics is a machine especially one programmable by a computer capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Yet with all the robots may benefit the job market, there are many consequence to consider as well. This leads to my following research question: Does the rise of technology economically benefit workers in the long run, or is it more likely to do more harm? Contrary to this myth, the impact of technology across all industrial sectors is not as bright as it appears from outside. This is due to the reason that technology makes businesses more efficient in themselves; hence eliminating the need of human beings to some extent. Technology also eliminates the need for repeating tasks, usually which is carried out by hundreds of workers manually. As it gets eliminated, the need of workers will also get eliminated.
This means that there is a direct cutting in the number of people who are working in these businesses. As technologies have shown to benefit workers with their daily jobs. For instance, initiated by the Data from the Robotics Industries Association (RIA), one of the largest robotic automation advocacy organizations in North America, reveals just how prevalent robots are likely to be in the workplace of tomorrow. During the first half of 2016 alone, “North American robotics technology vendors sold 14,583 robots worth $817m to companies around the world”. The RIA further “estimates that more than 265,000 robots are currently deployed at factories across the country, placing the US third worldwide in terms of robotics deployments behind only China and Japan.
” Which supports that technologies have shown to not only help the workers but help the companies as a whole. On the other hand, even though the elimination of repetitive tasks may benefit the business in the longer run, but it is also true that our businesses are not replacing or finding any alternative for these jobs so that unemployed people can get jobs. This shows that with the use of technology across our industries and businesses, the need for manual workers is cut short; hence we can definitely say that technology is destroying jobs.This is exactly the reason why in most of the developing as well as developed countries, it is seen that there is more and more economical growth but very little job growth.
Looking at the traditional way of our jobs, earlier job growth as well as economic growth used to go hand in hand. This was due to the reason that workers were doing tasks and as a result, there was an increase in the economy of the business as well as the country. Meanwhile, the situation these days is exactly contrary to this. Even though robots are useful, they also can leads to job loss.
In a recent report, the World Economic Forum predicted that robotic automation will result in the net loss of more than millions jobs across fiveteen developed nations by two to three years, a conservative estimate. Another study, conducted by the International Labor Organization, states that as many million workers across Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – “approximately 56% of the total workforce of those countries – are at risk of displacement by robots, particularly workers in the garment manufacturing industry.” Of course there are other implication of causes of technologies overtaking the jobs. In conclusion, although having robots is accompanied by many positive results, such as lowering cost, it also comes with implications.
If these implications are not controlled, it could cause conflicts for companises such as between them and their workers. There will likely always be questioning of the the robots in general. Robots should only be viewed by, and kept between, companies and workers, and onlly used to help the workers in need. While weighing the benefits and the harms of replacing workers.
it appears that the benefits greatly outweigh the harms since it can replace himan, finish task faster and etcs.