(ORDO NEWS) — The debate about whether robots will take jobs from people continues, writes Evrensel. Some express pessimism.
But if you look at Amazon, then everything does not look so scary. The essence of the problem is not in the use of robots, but in their correct application, the author of the article believes.
During a conversation with readers at the Eva Art Cafe, Koshar noted that the vast majority of robots in the world are more multi-functional than human-like and are used in factories.
“In some places, robots completely replaced jobs. An example of this can be seen at the Fanuc factory in Japan.
At the end of the 18th century, as mechanization increased, thousands of people were left without work.
As a result, at the beginning of the 19th century, the Luddism movement arose in Great Britain ( Luddism is a movement against the introduction of machines that arose in the 19th century during the industrial revolution in England – Approx. InoSMI.),” the author noted.
Growing capital and cheap labor
Speaking about the fact that ideas related to technological development are mainly considered within two approaches, Arif Koshar emphasized: “The first is technological pessimists.
Their general thesis is that automation and robotization will completely destroy jobs, and therefore a significant part of people will face with unemployment.
The second approach is post-capitalism. The main idea of this approach, as in the first case, is that jobs will disappear, but there is nothing to be sad about.”
According to the author, in today’s society, technology is used to make money and make more profit. “Robots are left behind where they cannot be profitable,” Arif Koshar continued.
At Amazon, the number of robots has increased sevenfold in four years. However, in spite of this, the number of workers has grown 66 times.
Amazon makes huge profits using robots, and as a result, there is growth. As capital increases, the number of workers also increases significantly.”
“Technology should make work easier, but at the same time used for more exploitation”
The author emphasized that from a technological point of view, the economies of various countries (such as the USA, Great Britain, South Korea, Germany) have grown thousands of times since the 1700s, and the number of workers has increased in direct proportion to this growth.
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