ROBOTS IN CHARGE!!!!!what will happen in future if autonomous robots are in charge and live between humans and humans use them in jobs like: ARMY (being soldiers) or maybe a different...

ROBOTS IN CHARGE!!!!!

what will happen in future if autonomous robots are in charge and live between humans and humans use them in jobs like:

ARMY (being soldiers) or maybe a different one CHILDCARE

so please just tell me 4-5 advantages and 4-5 disadvantages of having them in this job areas. just your personal opinions

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is an interesting topic.  I would say that one particular advantage would be convenience.  Having robots do the jobs that humans might not want to do or, in the case of war, might be too dangerous to do could be a distinct advantage.  Along these lines, I would say that efficiency would probably be another advantage in that a machine could be more efficient than a human being in such tasks.  Having said this, I think that the technological dependence can be a bad thing and one that could represent a dangerous end.  Additionally, the proverbial science fiction fear of rebellion might be warranted.  What if the robots turn on their masters?  Then, what do we do?  I mean, watch five minutes of "The Matrix" and there is a definite dislike of "the machines."  At the same time, I think that there might be robbing of unique human interactions and sensibilities if a world dominated by machines and robots fully materializes.

ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

This is an interesting concept. There would be real benefits with the reliability and consistency of a robot worker. No one would be calling in sick or working less effectively due to illness or emotional moods. However, there would be a lot lost in terms of human factors such as empathy.

besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Having robots as soldiers would certainly eliminate casualties so that is a positive thing. A negative aspect of this is jobs. Many more people would be out of work. If robots begin taking some of these jobs, who will get a paycheck besides the people who make and fix the robots?

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
There is a commercial that makes fun of the childcare robots idea. I think that would be a big mistake, because children need bonding and human contact and taking that away from them in their formative years would be a bad idea. I think army robots would be a good idea though.
lrwilliams eNotes educator| Certified Educator

We currently are struggling as a nation because of unemployment, what would an influx of robot employees do for our unemployment rate? While it is an interesting concept I see more disadvantages than advantages.

lynn30k eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Childcare robots?  What an awful idea. Children need warmth and love to grow properly, not just the correct amount of food, sleep, and protection from danger. Robots could provide those, but not the intangibles.