Whether you’re walking down the street or even if you’re just sitting in the house, automation has become such a massive part of our lives within modern society, it’s practically all around us. While automation is often there the majority of the time to make our lives easier, it isn’t necessarily always the case. As more and more companies and products switch into automatic versions of themselves, it may not always be for the better. While factory production lines switch into automation, it can potentially put the men and women working the factory line at risk of losing their jobs. Due to this, many people believe the growth of automation to be a threat, but is this really the case? Is automation as big a threat as everyone claims?
One of the most heavily impacted industries when it comes to automation is the production industry. Whether it’s making cars or something as simple as a bag of sweets, factories churn out hundreds of thousands of products every day. Back in their early days, factories employed thousands of people all around the world. People would work day in day out for long, exhausting hours, often for mediocre pay, and would often receive very little benefits. Over the years working conditions improved but that didn’t take away the fact people were still doing long hours working a monotonously challenging job.
That is until companies started investing in automated machinery designed to do the job of thousands of workers. It was a large investment, but it did mean companies wouldn’t have to keep paying a steady salary for a number of workers. Because of this, many people were forced out of their jobs without a lot of prior warning. This meant a lot of people were now made to feel bitter about losing their jobs to a number of machines. This led to a negative stigma forming and surrounding the world of automation as many people were made to feel as though their jobs are at risk.
One of the things that many of us benefit from on the day is the automation of household items. Whether it’s the time-saving nature of electric whisks or robot vacuums that are good for pet hair, there is no end to the time and effort-saving items that have been created for our households to make our lives easier. At a range of scales and complexities, there is no end to the benefits automatic household items have. They can ensure our plants live longer, our homes are cleaner, our lives are easier to manage, and that our food tastes far better. Lives are meant to be lived and automated products are them to make sure that we have more time to live our lives and make the most of everything.
Not only are household products something that benefits from automation, but another handy industry that has benefitted from automation is the security industry. Automatic locks help to prevent a lot more human error that could otherwise have devastating results. Key cards can often be a more reliable way to lock and unlock your automatic doors. Not only that but they are also relatively easier to keep track of than a small key and also more discreet and less likely to be stolen. We are only human, and we make mistakes no matter how much we try to remember, but with automatic security, we wind up with one less thing to worry about. Not only that, but automatic alarms are there to give us peace of mind anytime we leave our homes and our valuables.