10 Jobs Destined for Robots
Wellll, Terminator is one possible scenario of robots and humanity. I'm partial to a different prospective future, one outlined 15-20 years before the first Terminator movie. I'm partial to the vision of E.E. "Doc" Smith as outlined in his book Subspace Explorers. Not only to his vision of robots, but also to his version of the Theory of Enlightened Self Interest as it pertains to robots in the workplace.
Much more positive, much closer to reality, at least right now.
Let's not forget all of the good that robots have done for the individual worker over the last 40-50 years. I am thinking specifically of heavy industry and the assembly line. The automotive industry is the best example. Prior to robots, when people retired from the assembly line, they were so crippled from the heavy, repetitive work that they were barely able to do simple tasks like walk or bend over to pick something up from the floor. Remember those people?
These are the types of jobs, those hazardous/detrimental to the human body that we are putting robots into. This includes farmwork. Try standing bent over for 8-12 hours per day for five days straight picking strawberries or tomatoes. Robots are not such a bad idea after all.