Thought technology was replacing humans in the workforce? Think again.
While it is true that certain industries, such as the manufacturing industry, have been impacted and we live with the realization that anything that can be automated will be automated, luckily, there is still hope for the future. Robots and machines may be replacing workers in certain areas of manufacturing, but this displacement will only lead to more opportunities in other areas as technology continues to advance. Eliminating the need for one job will often open the opportunity for other jobs to fill the void that require new skills that are more relevant to future product and service demands.
Take driverless cars for example. Many people make the assumption that if autonomous cars take over the roads, certain industries, such as driver’s education, may take a hit as a result. While there may be some truth to this, there will inevitably be other opportunities for mechanics and engineers working to design more advanced technology.
Another example would be in the area of retail sales. As job losses mount due to the ever-expanding presence of e-commerce, automated distribution centers and even the use of drones for delivery, new opportunities beckon for savvy companies to pick up the slack in brick and mortar sales operations. It is important to note that still only 10% of sales are consummated online. Even here at Production Materials, Inc., technological improvements have enabled us to expand and shift our human capital, to upgrade our website, rotate labor to accommodate changing customer demand, communicate more efficiently with our customers/suppliers and increase our face to face exposure to current and prospective clients.
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