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Is our field of Work at risk too [Automation, look inside]?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by DonnieBrasco, May 4, 2015.

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Will Automation endanger our field of work in the future?

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  1. DonnieBrasco

    DonnieBrasco Regular Member

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    Hello BHW

    I just stumbled across this very interesting video:



    Personally i dont see how automation bots / robots could endanger our field of work (maybe some niches but not Internet Marketing as a whole)
    since we already profit a lot from automation bots and we probably will continue to use that advantage even more.
    I [hope] think it will never replace us as described for many professions in the video, however, most doctors or lawyers would say the same about their profession.


    Hope this video will lead to a interesting discussion in our community.

    Regards

    Donnie

    PS: Link to the Music composing bot in the video: http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/cope/Emily-howell.htm
     
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  2. cottonwolf

    cottonwolf Regular Member

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    A lot of trivial work will be replaced by automation.
    Think about data-entry work for example or a lot of manual labour in manufacturing.
    I hope we won't get to a matrix era.
    Automation is good, but replacing human labour, making them unemployed with increasing population in general is moving us towards a questionable future.
     
  3. dklosinski

    dklosinski Junior Member

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    over the years we have been moving more towards this and we seem to be adjusting well towards it. This transition will take a long time to develop over a lifetime, luckily we will not have to worry about this happening to us.
     
  4. asap1

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    The future is going to be grim thats for sure, greed will destroy this planet sooner or later.

    You wont have to worry about robots taking over in our lifetime tho.
     
  5. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    Automation has been happening for hundreds of years. And people have been saying this the whole time - 'the machines are going to steal all our jobs'.

    The machines never have and never will steal all the jobs. Yes, automation has an impact, but only in specific areas, with specific roles, in specific sectors at a time.

    What these doom prophets don't understand is that automation and technological advances also lead to new industries, new businesses and new jobs - and an awful lot of them in some cases.

    Take computers as an easy example. The doom mongers were shouting from the rooftops that computers were going to steal all their jobs. But did it happen? No!

    Yes, some jobs became defunct, but just look at how many more jobs there are as a direct result of computing - hundreds of new types of jobs, hundreds of new industries, millions of new businesses and many millions of new jobs.

    Overall, the impact of technology and automation on employment and jobs is net positive and it always will be.
     
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  6. arganrecords

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    Automation shift employment in the direction of the use of the brain and less arms!
     
  7. tony_d

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    IM, for example :)

    I sometimes have moments of reflection wherein I wonder how it would have been trying to explain to my grand parents generation that I make a significant incoming by sitting at my desk, for rather brief periods, tapping a few keys.
    I just don't think that concept would have been anywhere near comprehensible back in their age.

    Now, even the 'common worker', who is not an entrepreneur, has increasingly the opportunity to tele-commute and work from home, or indeed any other location.

    I just can't agree with anyone who suggests that technological development is anything other than downright awesome.
     
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  8. Capo Dei Capi

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    Aren't there already bots that can pretty much replace SEO experts? All you have to do is find a way to take some of the best ones and then link them together in some kind of python script.
     
  9. ZennoBlaster

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    All this is only possible with oil, and look where we're heading. The only other solution is sticking up loads of nuclear reactors.

    Just don't get rid of your horse...
     
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  10. stharthjw6j

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    I'm with brethren who say it won't make people jobless, it just opens up new opportunities for creation and advancement, I hope for a time when everyone has the lifestyle tony_d described.

    I do think technology is one of the top 1 ways likely to wipe out the human race though.

    But not today, it's bank holiday!
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