Before even machines were made, everyone had a job. Nowadays, a lot of companies wouldn’t need to hire a hand against a mechanical one. Wondering why we have less people with jobs compared to unemployed people? I just can’t help but wonder of the different economic situations around the world.
In the image above, you would see an old woman weaving using a loom the traditional way. This is how clothes were made using a basic weaving machine. The tool she is using paved the way towards the innovation of machines that would make tons of clothes in a day and other machines capable of mass production in a single go.
The picture above is an advanced weaving machine that does not require a person to operate it directly, except of course to program and check for maintenance. This is one of the reasons why lots of people don’t have jobs anymore. Before, a company would need manpower of a hundred to run production and to earn profit, now they would only need about 20 to a half of that number of people for the purpose of monitoring the machines or checking the machine’s finished product.
Machines have taken most of the menial jobs around. I am not saying innovation is bad but a lot of people have to work and earn for a living. Let’s just hope machines wouldn’t end up taking all our places in the job industry just like the picture below. I know it’s still a long, long, long way to go.
Let us all hope for the bright future for all of us. I just don’t want things to get worse than it is since we’re all running out of jobs. I certainly don’t want robots to take our jobs unless they provide money for us (ATMs are a different story). What do you think, are we losing our jobs to innovation?