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Posted on Automation. Taking jobs aways from the skilled

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 05:17 PM

Sears used to be a big hit with catalog sales many moons ago – now – is nearly bankrupt. WHY

Amazon – full of automation is booming – WHY

Well – it’s because of all of us. We want it cheaper and faster. Amazon automatically processes the order as soon as you say GO, and you get it most often in a couple of days. It also has a lot to do with our retirement accounts and earned interest on our investments.

The curves stairs – done on CNC in 2 hours vs a skilled craftsman doing it in 8 hours. When you are building a house and you need to choose and you are considering the budget – which one do you choose? Be honest – you “want” good quality but you “need” the price. You buy the most cost effective method. You may not be aware at the time but you choose CNC.

The industry only responds to the market. The market demands lower cost and faster delivery. Automation delivers. We are not aware of it most of the time, but we choose the automation.

WE ARE the market that DRIVES industry into automation.

It’s only in a setting such as this that the skilled vs automation comes up.

Does it need to change? That is debatable. New skilled workers DO replace the older skilled workers. True, the new skills do differ from the old skills. True there were more older skilled workers than the new skilled workers.

Are we better now, or worst? I think neither – we are just where we are.

Oh and by the way – the car DID replace the horse and nobody is complaining about that anymore.

I for one am sure glad I don’t need to ride a horse to work in the morning.

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