Automation is already among us. Ventilation systems work in automatic mode, maintaining the set temperature and humidity within the set time ranges, the factories assemble cars in automatic / semi-automatic mode, not to mention the components. All microelectronics produced by large companies are fully automated.
In third world countries, the situation with automation is much worse, mainly due to the lack of qualified specialists, the high cost of equipment and low labor costs. It is much more profitable for them to hire 20 people than to install one automated conveyor.
On the issue of automation in the household segment, Smart Home systems are gaining popularity, where they automate water supply, heating, ventilation, lighting and even watering systems. There are a lot of "smart" houses and apartments in European countries. In our country, half of the population hardly makes ends meet, so automation is out of the question with an income below average, with the exception of budget options from the Middle Kingdom with self-installation.
Greetings, man of the future! 😉
IT industry experts believe that in the near future, many workers may lose their jobs. Their tasks will be automated. On the one hand, people are afraid of being left without earnings. On the other hand, technologies will help free the employee from performing routine tasks. Robots are additional labor. Without them, workers will become scarce due to the aging population of the planet. Demographers report that the working-age population in countries such as China, Japan, Korea, and the United States is decreasing every year. In any case, automation (this process is also called "digitalization") is a process that has already been launched. I will give examples.
Amazon opened a self-service store, where the cost of goods is automatically deducted from the customer's card. We also introduced robotics in warehouses, released courier robots and delivery drones.
American retailer Walmart has patented a trolley that accompanies a customer in a store and gives him advice on choosing a product. The system can listen to the rustling of bags and analyze how many items the customer has put in the cart.
The luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus has launched the Snap service in the app. Find. Shop. Customers upload an image of the product they wish to purchase. The system searches for similar items among the retailer's assortment. The algorithms are able to search for clothes, shoes, cosmetics, household goods, jewelry and match them with 1 million products from the network catalog. You can pay for the product you like online or find it in the store. Visual search completely replaced consultants, and also, according to representatives, allowed them to increase revenue by 6.2%.
The Russian company Alfa Robotics has developed a robot promoter KiKi to work with clients of supermarkets and shopping centers.
Yes, for a long time. But, unfortunately, automation is not ready for humanity 😂 But seriously, most people are too conservative and do not want to change their usual way of things, even if this makes their work much easier. Here is one more nuance. The employer, as a rule, is even more conservative than the employee and on the physical level will not be able to tolerate the fact that the employee will work less and receive the same amount. Therefore, it will overwhelm the employee with absolutely senseless work, if only he worked out the clock. That is life! 😞