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The Essence of Being Human in an Automated Future

The Essence of Being Human in an Automated Future
Amidst this fast-paced world, are humans losing their essence while coping up with technology?

The workplace of tomorrow is rapidly evolving and has become pretty uncertain. Be it robots stealing the jobs of the waiters or computers attending to consumer complaints, the rate at which technology is disrupting the world is exponential. Amidst this fast-paced world, are humans losing their essence while coping up with technology?

In the 2018 documentary, “Do You Trust This Computer?” Elon Musk said that if a company or group of people created “god-like superintelligence,” the AI could exert control over humans for eternity.

Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things etc., are changing the way we work. Therefore, it becomes imperative to understand the changes that are happening and their impact on work practices. How will a particular technology affect the job market? What disruptive technologies are there on the horizon? How can we become creative to save our jobs or adapt to technology? How can we overcome challenges in the workplace? These are some questions that we should continuously ask ourselves.

Analysing the essential skills and attributes that employees and businesses need to possess to become successful in an erratic environment is of utmost importance. This generation and the coming generations have to learn the skills that will help them sustain rapid automation. 

Karl Marx had said, “labour has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want.” To sustain in the future, the question that we should be asking ourselves is not whether there’s enough room for humans to work in an automated future, but rather – how will human work find a place next to machines and robots?

If it were true that machines could do all human work, they would have made us redundant a long time back. Automation will definitely bring significant social and economic disruptions, but it can’t eliminate the need for human work. Humans are full of complexity and if the technology is unpredictable, then humans are unpredictable too. This complexity makes us both unique and valuable.

Nobody can determine what new activities, techniques or modes of working will fulfil future needs. Amid the automation madness, we as humans must try to ensure that we establish our worth. We cannot fight against automation or robots. But we can develop the skills that they can’t. Creativity and innovation are our most vital traits and the essence of being human. If we lose this and start working like robots, who knows? They might replace us sooner or later.  

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