The industrial revolution was a major turning point in history. Until the advent of steam engine technology, economic growth and wealth-creation were stagnant. After 1800, economic growth statistics accelerated, and they have continued to do so ever since.
It probably won’t surprise you to hear that automation pretty much goes hand in hand with the future of work, which, incidentally, isn’t so much in the future any more – it’s in the present.
RTÉ recently showed a replay of their documentary “Will a Robot Steal my Job?” in which Anne-Marie Tomchak explores how robots and AI will transform the way we work.
There have been plenty of concerns raised about whether robots will replace people in the workplace. Indeed it seems as though barely a day goes by without a new forecast outlining what particular professions are most likely to be wiped out by automation.
In a brave new world, sometime in the future, life is going to be a dream because computers will do everything, including producing our food and doing all the simple tasks of everyday life that we don’t like doing.
It is the event where some of the biggest tech companies come together to show off their latest innovations and this year was no different, as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) once again showed off some of their unique, weird and life-changing gadgets of the future.