Last week I wrote a post in Chinese talking about robotization. But the interesting part is I recently saw two articles, both of them recently published as well.
Its outrageously dramatic, since in the article a statement can be read: ‘half of all jobs in Japan could be performed by robots by 2035‘. Which is like saying to today’s Japanese teens ‘Hey, you know what, we don’t need you anymore. By 2035 half of our country will be run by terminator’s and robocop’s cousins and the other half will be in their 90’s sitting and shitting in their diapers. Sorry.’
It sounds pretty scary. Also after you see this.
About a decade ago a client of mine had a nice guy which I’mfriend with that was actually doing that job and now ‘seems’ a sort of modern-shaped-vacume cleaner can do the job. Well, saying that would mean ignoring the fact that machine can meet the my client’s mate whole job description which even seems attractive in the financial side, it would not be precise at all.
Truth is, robots are more efficient and cost effective than humans in many tasks, but reality is they are still very limited at this point. Sure, the humble 54 year old Mr. Sato that worked for 30+ years in a factory in Nagoya will most probably lose his job as the Bob working in Michigan who’s role never got over line assembling supervisor, but most people are in different realities, times and age from those of Bob and Sato.
As opportunities fade out also appear, so getting the chance is not 100% in our control but being alert of what’s going around us its everyone’s duty.