Charles Gutjahr

Melbourne, Australia

Robots taking all the jobs

15 Jul 2019 — a 1 minute read on opinion

It is possible that in the future robots take all our jobs... but I don't think we will lack for jobs in the future. The problem is we may lack for ways to pay for the jobs we need done.

We already need more aged care workers, more child care workers, more mental health workers; demographics suggest the need will only increase in future. We should not let robots and technology be a scapegoat for us failing to properly value and fund the services we need.

This article "A different dystopia: July 2030" speculates about an outcome that isn't the usual "robots took our jobs" story. I like its reminder that the choices we and our governments make do matter, and a robot dystopia is not inevitable.