My initial impression of computers was that they were going to usurp human beings. But everyone kept saying computers couldn’t run on their own, that they required people to enter data. I couldn’t picture it not occurring.
There is always going to work for people, and that labor will be made simpler by computers, therefore I decided to quit moaning. Almost.
When I went to the cinema with a buddy one day, they were playing a teaser featuring futuristic robots. On the screen, a robot was shown cleaning a room and serving drinks to a human subject. It went slowly but steadily, dodging and weaving its way past the many impediments in its path. The purchase price was $40,000.00. If you’d like, we can divide the cost of the robot and have a turn at operating it.
When I was at a shopping mall some years later, I observed a two-foot-tall robot avoiding obstructions as it made its way around the store. It was just fantastic. But even though it wasn’t doing anything like the movie trailer, it was clear as day that this will be the wave of the future at some point.
It’s been a long time since then, but my fears were well-grounded. For a long time, there was a demand for coders and software designers who could aid people with a variety of tasks. People first had to learn how to maintain computers before they could begin building them. There was a long period when it seemed as though my anxiety was unwarranted.
However, it increasingly seems that computers are taking the place of humans. So many prices have fallen, and they’re continuing to fall. People are more likely to purchase a new computer than have their old one serviced these days since technology is being updated at such a breakneck pace. There will be less need for computer repair services in the future if customers choose to buy new machines instead of having them serviced.
When my first laptop crashed, I had it repaired by a professional. It was expensive, but I decided it would be less expensive to replace it than to fix it. Despite the technician’s best efforts, it only worked for a short period. After seeing its last moments, I was forced to dispose of it. Nothing could be salvaged. In the end, I had to purchase a new computer.
For a new one four years later, the cost was a third of what I had spent. I was shocked to learn from my accountant that the repairs I’d made that year had cost me more money than I’d spent on a new laptop.
At that time, I decided to purchase a four-year, on-site, warranty for any new laptops I purchased in the future and avoid spending money on repairs after the warranty ended. It was a huge success. My displays, hard drives, keyboards, and once, my computer, have all been replaced by the corporation during the last four years. And the cost of all those warranties has never matched the cost of the original laptop’s repairs.
Computer-controlled robots are now capable of doing many tasks that formerly required humans. They can start cooking your supper by turning on your oven. They can switch on the lights in your home to welcome you back. If you need someone to take care of everything from cleaning your home to shopping for you, they can do it all for you. They can make travel arrangements, including booking flights and lodging. Programming them to converse with you is possible, as well.
The wireless 2-way intercom system with video for your home is a technological innovation that is a blessing for the elderly and individuals who are bedridden or who simply cannot move around very fast.
You can see who’s at the door with the doorbell camera for apartments unit and the portable hand-held LCD unit included. A video and audio feed of the front door may be seen from anywhere in the home within 300 feet of it.
For every 10 seconds when the doorbell rings, it takes a photo of the individual and stores 163. You may then choose to communicate with the other person through the intercom or to ignore them.
So here is just another example of computers taking the place of human beings. Concerned family members may not need to employ an in-home caretaker if they are concerned about their loved one’s safety while they are away. Using the portable display device, you may see who is at the door, snap and keep a photo, and communicate with that person without their knowing that the tenant of the home has a disability.
In the last several years, I haven’t been able to enter a company without seeing computers being utilized in some capacity. For the vast majority of their accounting requirements, company owners are abandoning bookkeepers in favor of QuickBooks.
Small businesses used to have bookkeepers come into the office once a month to do the accounting so that the books could be turned over to an accountant at the end of the year. It’s no longer necessary to employ a bookkeeper.
In the past, inventory was done by hand. As a product is sold, computers save the purchase information. You can see what is available and what needs to be purchased, so you can make informed decisions as to what to order and when. The only thing I haven’t seen computers do is clean the floors, dust the shelves, organize innovative window displays, and refill the shelves with fresh products. However, this is something that will most likely happen shortly.
To me, it’s no surprise that people are purchasing new equipment rather than maintaining their old ones, given how rapidly new technology replaces old technology and how much cheaper it is to create electrical goods nowadays. Is it any surprise that there are so many jobless people today, as computers gradually replace workers one by one?
And this makes me wonder: Will robots eventually take the place of humans since their cognitive abilities may be superior to ours?
Authored by Connie H. Deutsch
A globally recognized business and personal counselor, Connie H. Deutsch has a deep grasp of human psychology and a natural ability to solve problems. She is renowned across the globe for her ability to assist her customers in finding practical answers to difficult issues.
One of Connie’s most notable achievements is that she has had her weekly radio program, appeared regularly on a morning radio show, and has guest-hosted shows throughout the nation. A newspaper advice columnist for sixteen years, Connie has been asked to talk at colleges and universities around the nation. For a cable television finance program, she also created the scripts.