Automation=fewer jobs March 28, 2017Posted by hslu in Economics, jobs, Trump.
Tags: automation, Globlization, Longshoremen jobs
Common sense. But Trump didn’t tell you that.
Just like the auto factories in Detroit where robots replaced union workers on the assembly line, automation on port terminals will do the same for the dock jobs. In time, many of these jobs will be gone too.
Other everyday examples are many: cashier jobs lost to the self checkout machines at Walmart and your local grocery stores, bank teller jobs lost to ATMs and waiter and waitress jobs to the self-ordering kiosks at restaurants, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast food joints.
Even lawyers’p jobs aren’t safe because AI can provide basic law information better than young lawyers can. And AI can do it more accurately.
These are the jobs Trump won’t be able to save and it has nothing to do with globlization.
The trend can not be stopped no matter how many sound bites or tweets Trump delivers. It’s like a tsunami which will hit American jobs hard.
It’s time to use robots to replace government jobs. Robots are friendlier than government employees. They are more efficient. They don’t need breaks and they don’t need vacation or sick leaves. They don’t need 403 (b) and they don’t complain. They don’t have family problems and they don’t call in sick at the last minute. They are on time and they don’t need overtime pays either. In addition, they won’t get pregnant, ever.
Will we ever have a robot in the White House?
At least, it won’t tweet anything about Obama, Ryan or even the Freedom Caucus in the middle of the night.
Maybe Star Trek’s Data should seriously consider the offer.