In my first blog I will explain the link between the thesis I have and the subject of this blog. As you all know are we using motors, robots, machines, etc already for a lot of things. So for our thesis a company asked us to develop a control system by using vision. We have to look what the possibilities are and at what price. Now there is a guy, let’s call him Jos, who does the job manual. And here is were the connection with our blog is started.
If I want to tell in a light conversation what my thesis will be, I just say :” well my job is to get Jos fired by building a machine instead.” Because going to automation is the same as going away from manual work.
Let’s go a step more extreme, not only Jos will get fired. The more automation will grow the more people like Jos will have to search a new job. In general all the easy jobs will be done by a machine or an automated system. Those machines are actually new workers you create who are better in those Jobs. Jos and all his co-workers will be fired or will have to do a Job that isn’t automated yet.
But because the evolution of automation, more and more jobs will be automated. what brings that many people won’t have a Job. At the end only a few people will be necessary to control all the economies and industries. What will happen with you and me without a job, what will be our propose in life? Do we still need to live? Will automation, made by us, be the reason why we don’t have a reason to live anymore? are we killing ourselves true automation?