Is a robot threatening your job?

With the advent of every new aspect of technology, peoples’ speculation on when their skills and labour should become replaceable increases. The battle between man and machines goes all the way back to when machines first began repetitive tasks of any sort. It was in 1772 that the British writer Thomas Mortimer wrote, in concern about sawmills, that “those [machines] are intended almost totally to exclude the labour of the human race.” MTv, almost ironically, began airing music videos on television in 1981 for the first time with the music video for song ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’. Jobs at risk: Typists Travel agents Loan officers Cab drivers Real estate agents Lawyers Video, as time would tell, did not kill the radio star. It did, however, change the job description…


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