Automation has replaced human jobs for decades. Robots are intially expensive, but a far better long term investment than any human resource: no vacations, unions, disability, sexual harassment lawsuits, etc.
Robots are perfect for replacing workers on the farm, food processing and manufacturing, especially highly repetitive work like automotive, electronic, or otherwise dangerous.
However, some jobs a machine will never be able to do or at the very least will require some human assistance particularly in the healthcare and mental health fields.
I think robots pose a greater threat to humanity in the form of organs and limb replacement especially with the promise of indefinite life extension.
· 3 months ago