Sometimes it feels like robots might be taking over the world, one tedious job at a time. I’m cool with robots making cars, if for no other reason than the fact I feel much safer travelling in a speeding potential death trap that has been assembled with the only margin for human error being the programming of the actual machines that put it together. This is a far better scenario than weaving through abundant traffic in a vehicle that has been drilled together by a few guys distracted by Facebook or talk of football. The road is a dangerous enough place as it is.
What about other jobs? Each and every time I visit the supermarket I actively avoid the self-service checkouts on principle. Either that or I’m living in the past, holding on to the days when the checkout chick made pointless chit-chat about the weather while she annoyingly chewed her gum. Simple and better times….
During more recent times the trend has continued. We may soon live in a world where all those seemingly paranoid Matrix-type movies are an actual reality. Obviously robots are able to type but when technology gets to the point where robots can think, create and develop opinions, I might be out of a job too.
So you saw all this coming years ago with your Nostradamus spider senses and decided to chase a career that a robot just could not ever do. We even have robot wine-tasters now that can apparently savour the tastes and aromas more accurately than a professional connoisseur. Here’s me thinking that was subjective.
So here’s a few things I think robots will never be able to do. See what you think;