Automation. Does it threaten our future or does it improve it?
The practices of law, medicine, and architecture – which are high level, high paying fields – are reportedly being infused with automation technology.
Law – People can pay for access to pre-prepared legal documents and tutorials that would normally cost a fortune and require man hours to manually provide this information for every client.
Architecture – Many virtual builds and foundations can be rapidly created without the “flaws” of human intervention.
Medicine – Devices and machine can make more/better diagnoses with high accuracy.
These are good automations, yet carry a bad connotation. It boils down to fear. We’re afraid of the “robot takeover” – the point where robot workers replace humans. CGPGrey shows us how automation – or the “smartness” of robotics – ascends simple manual labor. We question the sustainability of capitalism and how a communistic future may be inevitable.
But you can’t program the nature of human interaction. You can replace the barista, but you can’t replace the smiles, eyes, and emotions of human interactions. You can’t program the intuition or ability to recognize a customer is having a bad day.