The power of technology has grown exponentially over the past number of years. Computers and machines have enabled humans to accomplish things that they only dreamed of at one point in history. Space travel, cell phone capabilities, and self-driving cars are only a few of the incredible inventions powered mainly by computers.
While mankind as a whole is mostly excited about these new technologies, some are worried that jobs will continually be eliminated as robots and computers start to take over their positions.
We’ve compiled some of the most likely jobs to be taken over by robots in the future. If you want to see if your job is on the list, make sure to check out every item!
#18 Automotive Production
Machines are a logical choice for assembly lines. They cut down on manufacturing costs, allow for a more efficient use of time i.e. they don’t need breaks while humans do, and the list of things they can do is growing by the year. Machines can already weld, install, and paint parts which means that a lot of factory workers are out of jobs. Do you know anyone in the auto industry that’s out of a job due to robot workers?
#17 Military Explosive Technicians
While robots have made it possible for military personnel to avoid some dangerous situations, they’ve also eliminated a lot of jobs and will likely continue to do so. Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) robots, for example, are being used as a front-line tool to examine suspicious devices or packages and deactivate mines and explosives.
#16 Hazardous Environment Investigation
The advancement of technology is considered by some to be both a blessing and a curse. Scout Throwable Robots (STRs), for example, are able to search through collapsed buildings, enter volcanoes, and detect explosives. That means that humans can avoid dangerous work, but it also means that there’s less work available. Do you think the pros outweigh the cons? Let us know in the comments!
#15 Space Travel
Who can forget Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon? It marked a new age for mankind and opened a whole range of possibilities. Technology has been a crucial factor in successful space travel, but now unmanned space crafts are being paired with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) for space missions. In some cases, these devices are paired with astronauts, but they’re capable of carrying them out on their own as well.
#14 Military Pilots
The military is really being hit hard by robots, and again, while they are helping to keep personnel out of harm’s way in some cases, they’re also removing a lot of opportunities. Drones have allowed more reconnaissance and bombing missions to be carried out without people being on-site, but they’ve eliminated a lot of jobs for pilots.