Positives and Negatives of Automation

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Automation is one of the latest inventions of human beings. Automation refers to the use of automatic systems rather than humans for performing a particular set of activities. While automation does a great job, it is literally anti-power. In short, you can visualize automation as something that does activities without human involvement.

Automation presently has large use in commercial activities while its exercise in non-commercial activities is very much limited. However, given its influence, it is very much believed that automation will very soon enter the non-commercial sector as well. Automatic kettle turns itself off after boiling is such an example. Automatic car drives it without any human driver. The automatic rice cooker gets off after rice is cooked.

Bank and corporation processes have already gone automatic and many more changes are yet to be revealed by the automation. It won’t take so long for such changes to take place since work on automation is being carried out quickly.

Positives of Automation

Automation has helped us achieve many advantages. Of many pros, its advent has made humans able to remove the expenses that would otherwise go on hiring and training manpower. In other words, automation helps in savings costs. Automation has also brought an end to the over-exploitation of labor, creating a space for social equality.

Negatives of Automation

There are unfortunately some negatives of automation as well. Automation kills jobs, and thereby, leads to an increase in unemployment. The more we get automated; the more people will become unemployed since it removes the need for manpower. That means the livelihood of millions of people will be put on danger by automation in the coming years. 

You can never trust automatic systems since they might run out of function anytime. You have no tools that could help predict their failure. That is certainly not the case with humans.