When I think of the future, I think of flying cars, robots, and time travel. This vision of mine is similar to many of those in the 1930’s. When reading “Automation on the Job” I found it extremely strange that people expected the millennium to be filled with robots taking over many corporations with citizens having more down time. Who knows when robots will take over the world, but it will not happen for a very, very, very long time. Technology has definitely made our lives easier but it has not stripped away careers like the people of the 1930’s believed.
We’ve come a long way since the 1900’s and it is crazy to believe that people once had to actually search through a library compared to just “Google-ing” what they are looking for. Automation on the job has definitely helped me with my job as a student. Just because there is technology to help me throughout my years as a student does not mean that there will no longer be students. Computers know a lot of things but there will always be a need for people in the universe. I cannot imagine a day where technology literally runs our entire world, but some believe that will eventually happen. The people of the 1930’s were either optimistic about the future and thought all of this technology was great, or they were pessimists believing that there will be no need for humans on this planet. This controversy will continue for centuries to come because the next inventions will be bigger and better. Our Earth has evolved into something great and I hope technology will not ruin it.