Thursday, June 10, 2010
Robots in the workplace.
"BusinessWeek" or "Bloomberg's BusinessWeek" if you insist, has a long section on "Robots in the Workplace." http://www.businessweek.com/technology/special_reports/20100601ceo_guide_to_robots.htm The link above has "The CEO's Guide."
Though it seems that robots will be used primarily to perform tasks humans find distasteful, like delivering mail and disposing of medical waste, I wonder how long it will be before they complete their mission to rid workplaces of pesky humans.
Humans, after all, get tired. They take vacation. They get sick. They have to see their kids in school plays. They get pissed and surly.
Robots on the other hand work tirelessly and without complaint. You also don't have to give them benefits.
In our technologically advanced world, robots can do almost anything humans can do. In fact, a robot wrote this post.
George wasn't up to it this morning.
Posted by george tannenbaum at 6:32 AM