From the very start of industrialization, humans are trying to make work fast, better and pay less. The owners of industries are always trying to get cheap labor which can do all of their work, even in horrible conditions and do not ask for a good pay cheque. Although this is not possible for any human to work tirelessly and still won’t ask anything in return. In fact, most humans won’t even work if they do not get anything in return and that’s the human nature. And this thing goes against the agenda of those who owned the industries; they want slave labors which can do whatever is asked of them and however it is asked to them.
What is the Need of Automation in Industries?
Because of aforementioned reasons, the term automation came into play. Today automation means to use robotic arms and sometimes even robots but in old times it means to fast up the process using different methods. The first and the most revolutionary idea for automation came when Henry Ford invented assembly line. That gave revolution to industrial production and a lot of work started to be get done in much less time. That is one of the early examples of automation but then came big machines, computers, robotic arms and now complete robots.
Possible Threats of Automation
What happens when companies start to use robots is that the work starts to get more effective, and you get quality results. Endless shifts of work can be done by a single robot; it won’t ask for a salary or sick leaves or even for benefits. Robots just do their work till you want them to do that work, and this is what makes them so much demanding in industries. The owners know that they can eliminate all the unnecessary faults and mistakes by employing a robot to do a particular job.
Robots certainly take on the work very well and give you the finest results. But there is also a downside of these that because of robots getting in industries, the humans are getting out. The jobs which used to be for humans are now taken over by robots, and they are performing very well on that part. Now whether the labor was skilled or unskilled both have to lose their job due to robots which can do it all with much precision and less time. In fact, a single robot can take on the work of many employees and will not even ask for the salary of a single employee.
The robots might seem bad for the loss of human jobs, but they also have to be programmed by humans only. Right now, robots are not that smart to take on work on their own; they need someone to program them for a particular job and then only they can do that particular job. The thinking, decision making, and creativity are still far away from robots, and all of that work is still in humans. So robots have changed the automation game in both good and bad ways, good for the quality products and bad for the human who can use those products but due to no jobs, they won’t be able to buy it.
How will Automation affect traditional industries?
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So this was all we had to share about the automation sector. This post focuses on things at a macro level and stressed upon the negatives of this sector. If you wish to read about positive impacts, then comment below and we will have that post soon.