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The author debates about the near future, which will be impacted by automation, considering two paradox visions, Robotopia and Robocalypse.
The upside and downside of those ideas are clearly described and he induces the reader with the idea that the society will later find its balanced.
Nobody is able to predict what is coming with the venture of Artificial Intelligence associated with high level of automation already developed around the World and or what is yet to come.
Although his presentation of the evolvement to futurist from analyst is very much appreciated.
The author provided a lot of convincing data which create the basis for his development on future of job for robots.
Moreover the author strongly presents argument against the idea of minimum wage and indicates as a solution for people to pursue high education degree to be jobless proof.
His vision and data is based upon America society what could be considered very narrow when the role of globalization and emerging countries are included in this scenario.
Anyway it is a great reading, it provides a variety of insights to instigate a wide debate in the socitey related to this very relevant subject, massive jobless caused by automation.
It is worth reading it. Highly recommended.
I found his writing style entertaining and his conclusions to be calming. I liked hearing his credentials, they made me trust his vision of the robot and man work place as a more dual purpose event rather than an aggressive and combative work situation. There was so much to gain from reading this. I have recommended this book to my son and sons in law. They all three work in a man and robot environment. When they describe the robots at their work they are benevolent and noon offending. This is the case for most work place robots of the future.
I found the book to be very detailed in the respect of how men and women feel about the threat perceived or real of robots taking their jobs. With careful analysis, he covers this deftly in his book. I recommend this to anyone else that works with robots or in an industry that would benefit from a robotic labor force.
From where should I start? Okay, I will try to say everything that I wanted to say by starting from the beginning. First, the title of the book suggests that the book will be about the influence of technology and robotics on us humans and on our world. If we look at the world as it is now, we will see that not only that in the past five to ten years, the technology has improved drastically, but we will also see that there is more and more need for robots. Jobs that were previously done by humans are now more and more done by robots. We could even say that the robots are slowly “taking over’’ the world (well not maybe like in Terminator movies, but then…who knows what may happen in ten to twenty years from now). The author wanted to steer our attention to that. He wanted to use this book and his previous knowledge to show us something like a warning sign so that we are aware of what could happen in the near future. The book is divided into several chapters and each chapter is divided into several smaller segments for easier understanding, which I think it is great. Overall, Mr. Schneker did an excellent job with his book. Sometimes there are times when we need a wake-up call and a reminder and I believe that this book is precisely that. Awesome work.
The second view is Robotopia, where robots do everything for us and life becomes a vacation. Neither of these, he explains, is an accurate view. Or in his words, “both of these polarized presentations of future existence are gross oversimplifications.”
There will be jobs that will cease to exist with the onset of automation, for others there will be more opportunities. There will be both winners and losers in the new age of technology. He lists everyday examples of how technology has already changed the job landscape and the plusses robots can bring to the world. He goes through these in great details so that by the end of the book you will be more prepared for the changing technology. You’ll know the good and the bad and what to expect. if you're curious to know how at risk your job is, check this book out.
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