When we look at the state of the world today, it’s clear where we as humans are headed. Most of the jobs we’re doing today will eventually fall to robots and artificial intelligence, and since this is indeed the case, we need to figure out which jobs are likely the first to disappear.
Robots taking our jobs completely won’t happen overnight or within the next 10+ years, but it will happen eventually. Expect an extremely slow process and a lot of pushback from concerned groups.
At the end of the day, no amount of trying to stop the inevitable will prove successful in the long term; therefore, it makes sense from our point of view to accept what’s happening now to better prepare for it in the future.
OK, so let’s look at the jobs that are bound to go away. If you have your own opinion on this matter, feel free to share it in the comments.
Fast Food Workers, the End is Nigh
We’ve seen where things are going in terms of the fast food market. Companies in several parts of the world are looking into removing their human employees and replace them with our robot friends.
It’s not just fast food workers, but regular brick and mortar stores as well. The newly opened Amazon Go store is a wonderful example of what we should expect in the future, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it.
Expect the technology used in Amazon Go stores to find its way to Whole Foods in the long term.
Yes, you read correctly, my friend. If you’re a taxi driver today, then you might want to consider upping your education because the robots are coming.
At the moment, the likes of Uber and Lyft have no choice but to hire human drivers to keep their services afloat, but once these companies have finished with their respect self-driving car technology, they’ll slowly retire human drivers.
Bus drivers are also at risk, so don’t rest on your laurels just yet because the end is just right around the corner.
“Our automated cars, manned by trained operators, just drove from our Mountain View campus to our Santa Monica office and on to Hollywood Boulevard,” said Google engineer Sebastian Thrun. “They’ve driven down Lombard Street, crossed the Golden Gate bridge, navigated the Pacific Coast Highway, and even made it all the way around Lake Tahoe.”
Ladies, do you loathe having that young babysitter around who you’re certain is looking at your significant other? Worry not, for there will come a time when you can simply get a robot to do the job.
A major Japanese retailer known as Aeon, introduced a robot back in 2008 that was designed to babysit children. There’s even the Hello Kitty robot as other alternative models, so keep your head high because they’re coming.
Traversing space is a dangerous job that has claimed the lives of many astronauts. There’s always a huge deal of risk when traveling from Earth to outer space, which means, it would make sense for NASA and its partners to send mostly robots into the darkness than humans.
Interestingly enough, it would seem as if NASA is onboard with such a plan as the company has a robot known as Robonaut in its possession. It’s a robot made for aiding humans in space, but how long before technology increases enough to warrant the impending removal of humans from the traveling aspect of going outer space.