When robots will be manufacturing robots! The man-machine conflict is imminentI am startled at the report of the World Economic Forum, published recently, that says robots will take over around 75 million jobs throughout the world by 2022. There is a positive side in the report too, that suggests around 133 million new jobs will be created. The report suggests that the employment will increase in few fields like, software development, social media handlers, customer support and trainers in respective fields. Some analysts fear a recession also. I am not sure whether both these assumptions are correlated. The fourth industrial revolution is progressing exponentially and the breakthroughs made in every field are unthinkable. We are not sure where it will lead to and how the world will shape up in the coming years. If so many jobs are taken over by robots then what will humans do? The man-machine conflict seems to be imminent.
Imagine the situation, where robots will be manufacturing robots. Gone are the days when humans manufactured robots for their own suitability, in the next phase we are going to be directed by those gizmos in many situations. I fear even for little mistakes on our part we will be punished by the robots. We will be the minority in terms of technical capabilities.