Technology is always growing, which means that the unemployment rate is also growing. Over the past few years, in each of the years, many jobs have been eliminated because technology is quicker and faster than a human. For example, large factories used to employ lots of people. Many people used to work the assembly lines at factories, as the products would move down the production line different workers would add parts to the product until it was ready to be packaged and shipped out. Well now, with the advancements in technology, the production line jobs have been replaced with various machines that assemble the products faster and more efficiently.
Some predict that one-third of jobs will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025. Ray Kurzweil, an engineer at Google, anticipates that by 2029 robots will have reached human levels of intelligence. This just shows how the world is in a technological era, an era that still hasn’t hit full capacity yet.
What ever happened to the era that involved people who loved working with their hands. What happened to the man who would work longhand hours in his shop crafted the perfect wooden chair? What happened to the farmer who get up at the crack of dawn for the harvest? America used to be the place that was defined by the “do it yourself” type of people. Now with all the technology that has come out the mentality has changed. People rely on technology to help them get things done, not their tough, weathered and cracked hands to do it.