An example of automation is the self-checkout machines you see in supermarkets. However, these machines are not as advanced as future automations are projected to be, eg robots serving meals in restaurants, working in factories, and involved transportation and storage work.
A debatable topic is whether technology will eventually go too far, as there appears to be an unstoppable international drive in developing new technologies.
However there are many jobs that are unlikely to be fully automated, such as in health and social care. They require human intelligence.
Nonetheless, there will be a massive variety of future jobs that don’t currently exist today. These could be designing and maintaining the mechanics and software of robots, including future updates.
What I think
I believe that robots could be more efficient, reliable and economical than humans in many important jobs. I would be quite interested in getting a job to program robots.
In the words of Michael Jones, an assistant professor in economics at the University of Cincinnati, “Yes, the robots will steal our jobs. And that’s fine.”
What do you think? Please comment below.