If you have ever watched any science fiction movies, you probably saw some that depicted a society taken over by robots. Conspiracy theorists have been warning us for years that robots will eventually take over, put us out of work and rule the world.
Science fiction is about to become reality as robots are improved and able to do more things. Many robots are not what you think of some weird combination of metal and plastic walking and talking. They may only consist of a programmable arm in a factory that can take an item from one place and add it to an item being assembled. Many automobile plants use these types of robots to help assemble vehicles – which may explain some of the quirks or problems you experience when driving.
(Bloomberg Technology) – As many as 800 million workers worldwide may lose their jobs to robots and automation by 2030, equivalent to more than a fifth of today’s global labor force.
That’s according to a new report covering 46 nations and more than 800 occupations by the research arm of McKinsey & Co.
The consulting company said Wednesday that both developed and emerging countries will be impacted. Machine operators, fast-food workers and back-office employees are among those who will be most affected if automation spreads quickly through the workplace…
Regardless if a robot is nothing more than a programmable arm it still replaces one or more people, leaving them without a job. According to the Bloomberg report, robots will replace about 75 million workers in the United States by 2030. China will be impacted the most where it is estimated that about 230 million people will be replaced by robots by 2030.