Name: Thinh Hoang
Human is never displaced by Robots
In the article “Replaced by a Robots”, the author believes that as the advantage of technology, employer should replace human workforce with robotic workforce. The author show that robots can work equally with human, they can even do “decisions-making and creativity”. Besides, robots or computers may do the job better than human. To prove for this argument, the author gives us two examples. The first one is robots can investigate from the criminal document more accurately than lawyers. The second one is the surgical robots will always have a perfect cut, while doctors may not have because of the shaking of doctor’s hands. However, I don’t think that we should replace human with robots in the workplaces. The increase of using robots or computer may cause the increase of unemployment rate. Besides, because human is father of robots, robots can’t run themselves without human. Some more points we have to know that there are several of jobs which are not suitable for robots and there are still have risks when using robots in workplace
First, thousands of workers are becoming and will become unemployed workers since robots are applied in the workplaces. Economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo, who studied the US labor market between 1990 and 2007, found that when each robot is added to work there are about 3 to 5 jobs will be lost and it also causes to the decrease of wages. According to U.S Department of Labor, this negative impact “slightly diminish as a worker’s education level increases”, it means this issue effect to poor workers more than the rich one. Every month, how unemployed workers do in order to deal with many payments, such as house rent, insurance, car, bills, without having a job. It is very hard and even harder for poor workers. Since these workers struggle with their life they may have some dangerous action, they may kill themselves or even kill innocent people. A research show that people who are unemployment have the want to suicide more than employment people and there are about 45,000 suicides were cause by unemployment during 2000 to 2010. So, if we want to displace human by robots we must seriously look at the consequence of this issue.
Second, although computers are very smart in doing their jobs, they can’t stay in the workplace without human. Human creates computers and programs them for specific job, furthermore, robots need to be installed in the workplace manually by human. For that, without human they are just a bunch of iron machines. As we know, a machine can work for a long time but cannot work eternally, after a certain of time it need to be maintained or fixed, otherwise it will break. Besides, even robots can do their jobs perfectly, they cannot do other jobs because they are not programed to do that. It means they are unable to handle unexpected situations happen. For example, while working and the electrical system shut down suddenly, who will check and...