Job Loss - Technology!

As the Australian business dynamics change with the concerns of unemployment always lingering in the back of the mind of people, is it necessary for employees to learn basics of coding in order to survive in a digital society.

Well, most people would answer this question with a ‘no’! However, as technology is advancing into all aspects of employment, it becomes an ever increasing question, what do I need to do in order to survive in the job?

Every job is different, as example: a bricklayer will at least for the next 20 years be a physical labour job, as a person needs to actually lay the bricks. This will only change if the development of robotics enables the artificial human to do the work, which this technology is emerging exponentially. However, if the practice of medicine is considered, robotic technology is already taking over various surgeries due to the precision that can be applied, but do the doctors actually code. The doctors using this type of robotic technology don’t code the surgery per se, but enter information into a computer interface, how the surgery is to proceed, which in a way is a level of coding, but not what a programmer does.

A further example of changes with technology is the general office administration job. Here staff reductions are evident in all industries, simply because processes are becoming more digitised, and staff that carried out these roles are being made redundant to decrease the cost of labour. Then those staff that have lost their employment due to technology replacement, have no choice but to learn new skills sets that involve technology in order to regain satisfactory employment.

The share market is another good example as to how technology has made jobs redundant. The development of complex logarithm programs that can assess market movements in milliseconds have cut out the need of human interaction to make decisions and processing trades. The trader in present time just sets the parameters into a computer interface when to sell or buy, and the technology does the rest.

The development of warfare technology is probably the most appropriate example as to how the future with job losses will be like. Fighting between people commenced with the basic physical contact, to guns, and now to nuclear war, where it just involves a push of the button. The masses of combat soldiers are just no longer needed to rage a war, unless a warring party does not have the technology to do so.

It is interesting, that in some ways the development of technology is making the human workface redundant. Even though the progress of technology is still in its early stages of interaction with daily life of the individual, the impact can already be felt with the changing market dynamics with increased unemployment.

So in order to survive the artificial technology takeover, one must learn how to use it, and change with it in a reasonable time frame to avoid themselves becoming redundant.

失業 – テクノロジー!




しかし、医療行為について考えてみると、ロボットテクノロジーはすでに正確な技術によって様々な手術で人間に置き換えられ、医者の仕事はコードの入力になっています。 こうしたロボットテクノロジーを使っている医者は、手術そのものをコード化するわけではありません。そのかわり、コンピューターのインターフェイスに、どのように手術が進むのかといった情報を入力するのです。コーディングというレベルではありませんが、プログラマーが行う仕事ではありません。