General discussion

Locked

Will the advancing of technology like robots cause a collapse of society?

Here's my friend's short theory (article below by the way): "Car is built by robots or a 3D printer. That car was ordered online with the information for delivery and payment process done through automatic software. That car now drives itself (they are working on self-driving) to the person who ordered it (someone who is likely rich or well off since so few jobs or opportunity are left due to automation).

I wanted to know facts, thoughts and such since this article (which was big news that trended this week) popped up: http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/robot-may-take-your-job-next-few-years-n499556

I know "History always made NEW jobs when technology advanced...I feel like it's getting so advanced the new jobs, even repairing robots, will be done by robots. I am a writer/journalist. However, these days a pencil and paper aren't enough. To survive we must adapt so I am learning online video and podcasts as well. I'm still in college, and graduating soon which is why I am afraid that before I get out or just soon after it will only be years before society crumbles. No need for humans to work=no jobs for humans=no way for most humans to earn money= no way for the humans to feed themselves or their families or even provide warmth. Essentials for just living and not dying in poverty.

I have started learning programming again through Codeacademy and research on Google, plus old books I had from a few years ago. Working on HTML, CSS, JavaScript (taught together) and some Java too. I know having a good understanding and practice of these languages will help me and others adapting to the future, but needless to say some people have it harder than others because of health issues or where they were born into. The job at a factory assembling or even as a truck driver is all some people have and use to make very good livings from it. With technology advancing in things like robots, computer software and even 3D printers, how exactly will the economy NOT collapse if we keep losing jobs...while still growing in population?

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

14 total posts (Page 2 of 2)   Prev   01 | 02
Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Will the advancing of technology like robots cause a collapse of society?

by Steve Delgato In reply to Will the advancing of tec ...

The Industrial Revolution is the Biggest Change in our History. If Technology has created more jobs so being optimistic view Robots have taken over the place for mankind. Humans have saturation limit so they look for options such as Love, Vacation, Party, Entertainment & much more. These things give boost to their routine life so they can focus on Job earn money then choose to spend however they like. Robots don’t have to do any of this things, if they fail to work it’s pretty easy to get it replace. Everyone is trying to make better future, so it’s left upon us to choose Wisely & continue to live present.

Regards,
Steve Delgato.
www.o365cloudexperts.com

Collapse -

...robots cause a collapse of society

by graceturner In reply to Will the advancing of tec ...

I think what robots cause a collapse of society...With technology advancing in things like robots, computer software, will the economy collapse...

Collapse -

I think what robots cause a collapse of society...

by graceturner In reply to Will the advancing of tec ...

I think what robots cause a collapse of society...With technology advancing in things like robots, computer software, will the economy collapse...

Collapse -

It is facts

by graceturner In reply to Will the advancing of tec ...

I think what robots cause a collapse of society...With technology advancing in things like robots, computer software, will the economy collapse...

Back to Community Forum
14 total posts (Page 2 of 2)   Prev   01 | 02

Related Discussions

Related Forums