The End of the (Career) World as We Know it? (Part 2)

Yesterday I talked about the two global career issues that I think are worthy of discussion:

  1. The rise of the (healthcare) machines
  2. Billions of underemployed people connected through the internet

Today I want to touch on the first one:

Exhibit A:  China and India Beware!

Since the 80’s, we’ve been talking about jobs being shipped overseas first to Japan and Taiwan, then India, China, and the rest of Asia.  But what happens where robots and machines replace humans?

Read the 5th paragraph:

http://www.jsonline.com/business/98076654.html

Yep, that’s a new factory being built…in Milwaukee?  But how?  Isn’t labor too expensive in America?  The answer is that they aren’t going to need much labor…just an average of about 20 people per shift to make millions of dollars of solar equipment.

I’m curious to see how this might affect healthcare delivery in our country.  They now have teaching robots…how long until we have blood pressure robots, or vaccination robots?

This article is from last year:

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/041609-robots-will-aid-in-health.html 

Do you agree?

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About the Author:  Aaron lives in Milwaukee, WI with his wife and two children and is the President & CEO of Clear Medical Solutions.  When he’s not leading new initiatives, he periodically takes on interim leadership or consulting projects.  He also enjoys teaching, speaking, writing, and sharing his passion for people and their healthcare.

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2 Responses to The End of the (Career) World as We Know it? (Part 2)

  1. Shannon Censky says:

    Great thoughts!

    I think the development of robots is fascinating, all of the functions they can do. I also think they can be incredibly bizarre. I could never imagine going into a doctor’s office and talking to a robot/machine and then have them give me a shot. I still need that human interaction with a living being and I think that goes for many people. Robots cannot answer all of the questions you may have and they can malfunction, which worries me.

    I think when we hear about them in operating rooms, they can be very handy but like the article explains very costly as well.

    I’ll be interested to see what happens with the advancement of these robot machines in the future and just how much we will use them for.

  2. Aaron says:

    I agree that human interaction is key. One of the reasons Clear Medical Agency refuses to automate as many functions as others.

    It’s great to have a human to talk to!

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