My following article below was originally published by SERIOUS WONDER:
It should be of no surprise by now as to the efficiency automation has above human labor. In today’s workforce, either a company is fully automated or there’s a conjoined working relationship between human and robot workers. Either way, robots are most certainly the ones on top. And for good reasons: they’re built that way!
Most people, however, aren’t able to see what exactly a robot does which maximizes efficiency in the workforce, and subsequently society as a whole. They’re either too small to see, or they work in large factories that can only be accessed if you, yourself, worked there. It’s a shame, really, because knowing that a robot is doing its job more efficiently than you is only half the fun. The other half is actually seeing it.
HIWIN Technologies Corp., a manufacturing company known for its precision machinery, held an automation intelligence and robotics show last month in Taiwan, giving humans a first hand look into the future of the workforce. Anywhere from simple automated product relocation and chip manufacturing, to complex precision targeting systems and future automated parking lot plants. Basically, if there was a job you thought a human could do well at, a robot was shown to do it 100x better.
Not surprisingly, according to The China Post, HIWIN plans on selling over 100 robots per month. To whom, and to where, is unclear, but I can only guess everywhere and to whoever wishes to embrace the future. And the future it is, no doubt about it. As noted by Gray Scott, CEO of Serious Wonder and Co-Executive Producer of the upcoming documentary The Future of Work and Death:
“Throughout the evolutionary process on this planet humans have had to hunt, gather, rule, fight and work for our survival. However, for the very first time, human beings are being offered a new way of existing on this planet. Advancements in AI and robotics may allow us to automate everything. Robots will harvest, cook and serve our food. They will work in our factories, drive our cars and walk our dogs. Like it or not, the age of work is coming to an end.”