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#1 earlybird92

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:03 AM

Hello. I will be working at Amazon for a year or so in a month. I heard robots and technology will take over jobs for people who work jobs like cashiers and factories. What are the odds of that happening within a year or two? I don't want to have my job taken over by robots. Mind you I plan to become a college professor though so I just want a source of income until then.



#2 exchemist

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

Hello. I will be working at Amazon for a year or so in a month. I heard robots and technology will take over jobs for people who work jobs like cashiers and factories. What are the odds of that happening within a year or two? I don't want to have my job taken over by robots. Mind you I plan to become a college professor though so I just want a source of income until then.

If you have the capacity to become a college prof I'm sure you will be able to research this issue yourself by reading articles on the internet. :) Obviously the changes are not going to come overnight. Supermarkets cashiers in London have been partly replaced by machines for over 5 years now - and they are more convenient for a few quick purchases on the way home from work, which is how many people shop at supermarkets now in cities. But they have not replaced all the cashiers. For large amounts of shopping, esp. the out of town supermarkets that people visit weekly to stock up, a human cashier still seems to be preferred.

  

"Factories" is too vague a term to mean much, so it isn't really possible to comment. Nor do you say what sort of job at Amazon you are taking up, so it isn't possible to comment on that either.  

 

I would not worry too much for the next 3-4 years. I think it will much more noticeable over a 5-10yr period.  



#3 gr8vity

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Posted 10 November 2017 - 05:03 AM

I think it's already noticeable now but I wouldn't say that it'll happen in just a year. Either way, I wish you good luck man