It’s a reality, not fiction anymore.
Don’t panic, terminator will not take your job, but you better proof you are able to do something better -as it should be- than breath and warm the seat at work.
8 years ago I was convinced about this phenomenon. Time goes, and predictions -not only mines- become a reality. It’s just about cold economic sense. Even though it sounds careless and dehumanized, reality is, for many companies, numbers and not always humanity dictate if people keep or lose their job.
News about factories being robotizing their producers/systems have been going on since industrialization, but in our days this has been adopted by mid companies as well in the service industry. Is not rare anymore to find an automated machine taking your McSomething order or a bot preparing dinner for you.
But this should be taken as a ‘watch out’ sort of note to keep in mind, not to make people worry. Because perseverance and consistency are never going to be beaten and robotization its not necessary a negative aspect for employees. Actually it will generate thousands of vacancies, make sure though you have the right skills.
I’m a firm believer that there is always a solution for everything, its just on your hands to find out the ‘how’.