Are there any laws against technology taking over human jobs in the work place?

Just wondering. Are there humanitarian laws that are in place for all the rich people in the world who are trying to snuff out people in the work place because they are too cheap to pay people?

I was thinking of this because a popular fast food place has been trying to use more machines and if you think about it there are lots of other jobs that computers can replace. Teachers, paralegals, receptionists, drivers(they are making smart cars soon those will be less of a liability), customer service reps, medical staff, anything you can use google could basically one day be replaced by a perfectionists robot.

This would leave almost everyone job less and since we aren't the nicest species that means eventually a lot of people would live in poverty before dying (well more than now)

Ita crazy a high percentage of rich people are rich from previous generations that in america shouldnt really count because old money was made by the rich taking advantage of people beating them, working them for free, raping them and when slaves (all the slaves not just the black ones. Irish, asian, jewish, native etc) were freed and little money went back to them. The world is advancing and again we work our minimum wage slaves and then dump them. So is anyone protecting humans in the new age and insuring they aren't snuffed out?

I personally think if you can't afford to pay the people you shouldn't be in business.

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    There are no worldwide laws. And there are no laws in the US preventing companies from automating, nor will there ever be. These arguments date back to groups that tried to stop the production of the automobile because they said it would put blacksmiths out of business. That was tough on the blacksmiths, but do you really think that was a good reason to ban cars?

    Yes, fast food places will use more automation. But we still need people to monitor and program the robots, maintain them, and provide backup. There will be jobs, but different jobs.

    The only people automated cars will put out of work are emergency room workers and employees in funeral homes- and that would be a good thing.

  • GTB
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Business is in business to make money any legal way they can. Automation, when properly used reduces labor and its associated cost, removes safety risks, and makes the job easier. Automation also creates jobs in the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of the automated equipment. However, the jobs it creates tend to require more training than what is needed for the jobs it removes. This means that if you want to be a contributing and valuable employee, you need more skills and abilities than the fundamental skill. There is nothing illegal about automation nor should it be that way. Rather than be bitter and rant, get trained and make yourself more valuable.

  • Ralph
    Lv 5
    4 years ago

    Robots can't be stopped the key is as a person to be able to have skills necessary to want to be employable. This just may mean where in the past you learned how to weld by hand. Now you must learn how to program a robot to do the job instead. Sure having welding skills will be a plus, but you survive by adapting.

  • 4 years ago

    what exactly is a "humanitarian law? If you are trying to spin the "raise the mininum" wage gibberish, you do realize that the burger flipping jobs are not career jobs right?

    " were freed and little money went back to them" ahhh so you want reparations for them?? go to Africa for the black tribes that sold the blacks and collect from them on slavery of the blacks


    I personally think if you can't afford to pay the people you shouldn't be in business." no one works for free and no company that I know of has free employees, they might not be paid what YOU think is a fair wage but they do get paid. Why not raise the mininum to 20 or 50 or 100 an hour? right?

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  • 4 years ago

    Why wouldn't we want robots to take over our jobs? It's better if we DON'T have to work them.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    no, automation is inevitable. but we'll get the last laugh. while humanity is fighting robots, we will be in our bunkers with enough canned meats to last a lifetime

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