The advancement of modern technology is said to simplify the lives of humanity. However, what if robots or machines will come to replace human resources at work, like in transportation, manufacturing, deliveries, in food & beverages, and even at homes? Maybe it sounds ironic or odd, but this kind of ‘thing’ happening now in some affluent countries.
In Singapore, driver-less taxis are set tested with plans for buses to follow. Also, Prime Minister Lee was in a self-driving car during his visit to the United States February of this year.
In terms of deliveries, those buzzing little flying robots or drones are gaining much attention, Singpost successfully sent some letters to Pulau Ubin by this ‘drone thing’ just last year, while Airbus and CAAS collaborated to test drone deliveries through the Skyways Experimentation Project.
Foodpanda is also doing drone tests to deliver food direct to dining table and satisfy customer’s cravings. Just like the Domino’s Pizza delivery robot before. Probably in the near future, it is possible that most deliveries, from parcels to even food delivery, will soon be ready via robots.
In Manufacturing, the big name in car industry is Elon Musk, the South-African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor, of Tesla car business. He builds a humongous car factory and considered as the second largest building in the world!
Musk is also known to have more than one hundred (100) robots to build the cars on top of the thousands of humans who work on the factory floor. Interestingly, some of his robots are named after X-Men characters like ‘Iceman’ & ‘Wolverine’ and he also have an industrial robot named ‘Titan’.
In Japan, one particular Japanese restaurant has replaced waiters with hyper-efficient sushi conveyor belts and smart food containers, which can accurately determine how long the sushi had been stored. Upon reaching the maximum duration that had been pre-set by the chefs, these plates of sushi are then disposed to guarantees its freshness!
Also, domestic helpers in Japan are soon to be replaced by robots. Designed and invented by a Japanese top university, the robot is said to tackle the issue of Japan’s aging population, plus a dirt-free & worry-free clean home.
Beyond such possibilities, these robots are said to have a greater impact as they can possibly be employed to improve interactivity and communication amongst children, youth, or elderly people.
With so much intervention coming from technology advancement and creative applications, some might predict that jobs will be made outmoded, or be taken over by automation or robots.
Nevertheless, people must not just be knowledgeable in one particular field, but also it is significant nowadays, to be technically equipped and skilled. Humans must cope up and be upgraded to this so-called modern technology, in order to not be easily swayed and displaced at present and in the futures to come.