Human replaced by fast working machines

Self driving cars, your house run by a machine, or little robots vacuuming your room or mowing your lawn. many of these thing sound like they belong in the far away future yet most of these are already very much reality. Many jobs are being replaced by machines. This is a trend that has been happening for a long time. A lot of work humans used to do, don’t existed anymore simply because they became redundant as soon machines where capable op doing them.

 Automation has been going on for along time [1] the first real automation is recorded history was in the 18th century to regulate the sails of ships. Book press art, the assembly line for cars came later but still a century ago. All increased the speed of production and lessened the amount of people needed.

Automation is a trend that has a huge impact on the [2] economy and for society. It makes it possible to make production process of products much faster. Robots that are putting car together at ridiculous speed 24/7. Its also safer and more reliant because there are no humans that can get injured or make a mistake. [3] The downside for us is that jobs are disappearing whole groups of people who’s experience aren’t needed anymore. A Few decades back and you had tons of people working on the field [4] now there are machines that can practically harvest the field without the need of human interference.

Why is automation such a big trend? Company’s practically don’t have a choice people are expensive machines aren’t. The big cost reduction the speed. [6] It gets used in marketing as well those letters you get via E-mail from companies. They don’t get send by people anymore a computer program simply sends you a mail they think is useful for you now. The trend is unavoidable if you don’t follow you can’t compete whit the rest if you want it or not.

Lifecycle even if the automation has existed for such a long time yet we are still far away from it reaching the top. The Watson computer has been released a few years ago what is the start of cognitive computers. And they have announced that they are just scratching the surface. They expect that in the next few years they will have fully function A.I. (Artifical Intelengt) what will allow a computer to do think just like a human only many many times faster. This allows machine to do more jobs. It could be that [5] one third of the jobs on the market will be replaced. So in the end animation is a trend that still a far away from its peak.

The future machines are just in their early state when technology progresses machines will be able to do more jobs. But what will happen with the people that lost their jobs because of automation. What will humans do to earn money when most of our work will be handled by robots? Do you think this will be a good thing or our you possibly afraid of what lies in the future?


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3 thoughts on “Human replaced by fast working machines

  1. The focus of jobs will be shifted. People are forced to learn more, but luckily each generation gets smarter due to internet. Robots can make robots, however if you own a robot, or invest in one you can make it work for you. That way you can ask money for the services your robot offers. The possibilities are endless. Robots are not a way of getting humans out of the picture. They are a new way of dealing with finances. New services will be created, offering robots for hire. However jobs in the creative sector are very unlikely to be replaced. What might be a fun website for you to look on is this one. BBC has created a calculator which calculates if your job is likely to be replaced by a robot in the future. Check this out:

    -Adriaan de Bruin 1639160


  2. (I’m a resitter so therefore the late response)

    With this topic you should really ask yourself how far technology will advance and what you believe is conscious, are people material with a soul, or are we just material? If we assume that humans are merely material and nothing else, why can’t we be recreated? What would happen if we would create a digital brain that is exactly the same as your father’s brain, and turn it on. What would happen, would it be a digital version of your father?

    My point is, when robots are capable of what humans can and better, I believe they will replace all the jobs at some point in the future. Taxi-drivers and other transport jobs are at great danger since the coming of the self-driving car. It is a matter of time before transporting jobs are automated. What’s next? I also think that the creative sector will be safe for now, especially art. Even when robots get to the point that they can make breath-taking art, people would still hold human-made art at higher value.

    If a machine learns to think for itself, it might set different goals than humans. And that is what we should be afraid of. If we are in the way if this goal that this superintelligence has in mind, it might exterminate us. Sam Harris has a very insightful talk about it (TED, 2016). He believes we should already start thinking about a way that we could control the power of this superintelligence since we can’t have a possible grasp of its intelligence.

    What do you think we should do to prevent this superintelligence from breaking out of our control?

    Timo van Vliet 1645312

    Another really useful article is one I found at

    It’s a long article, but definitely worth the read when you’re bored on a rainy Saturday afternoon!

    Sam Harris (2016) Can we build AI without losing control over it? , retrieved from

    Tim Urban (2015) The AI revolution: The Road to Superintelligence, retrieved from:


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