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Should we continue to advance technology?

Should we continue to advance technology? As we continue to progress technology, it becomes more and more part of our daily lives. Technology will continue to take over more and more jobs. Some places/restaurants out there have machines for ordering/money collecting, therefore they don't have people working those positions. If we continue progressing technology, more and more people in general will be laid off, simply because a machine could do the same job, and the employer won't have to pay it either. In the future, it isn't impossible for even people like doctors to be laid off because there'll be the creation of robots that can analyze, diagnose, and treat diseases/symptoms. My personal opinion is to advance technology in aspects that only provide society with some convenience, like a better iphone or device. However, as cool as an advancement like "teleportation" would be, you can totally see the airline business and car industry shut down instantly, with hundreds of millions of people (airliner, pilot, car saleman, car builder, etc) being laid off because of such an advancement. What do you think?

Asked By: Grace C - 5/14/2010
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In terms of job impact, it's difficult to make an exact argument for or against... consider... More
Answered By: Paul S - 5/14/2010
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Well actually, I think that we should use the technology that we have and the potential for new technology, to not only produce better things as a new iPhone, but also self-navigating systems for all sorts of things... More
Answered By: Samuel - 5/14/2010
 
You are making a premise in your question that I disagree with. You give the impression that an employee OWNS their job. This is simply not true. An employee agrees to perform specified task for an agreed amount of pay and benefits. This pay comes from the employer. If the business expenses exceed the income... More
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Answered By: Shawn - 5/14/2010
 
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