Sunday, April 17, 2016


Robotics have changed the world drastically with products being created by robots. Products are being created more efficiently and quicker with the technology of robots working quickly while maintain efficiency for long hours a day. However Walter Benjamin argues that we are not ready to incorporate more robotics because we can not think about how it may affect our future. Walter Benjamin claims in his Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction that "society has not been mature enough to incorporate technology."

This picture is of the Henry Ford assembly line where people worked countless hours making sure every Ford Model T car was in perfect shape for purchase.

This picture is of the present day Mercedes Benz factory where all machines are putting tougher other machines to put up for purchase. The personal detail has been forgotten and robotic technology has taken over the assembly line.

The more society creates the idea that robots are taking over jobs, they might just start creating them to have emotion. Rodney Brooks describes in his piece that robots "could have emotions" and could act like living creatures. This is a significant statement because there are many jobs that need to be given to working people in search of jobs to provide for themselves or their family.  The typical robot we conjure is one who follows their code and does not astray from encrypted orders. However, movies are being made such as Wall-E which is a robot who has emotion to think for others and their safety. The movie portraits how we have come to a point in america where robots have taken over all jobs and citizens of the United States have become obese from not being active because of the robots doing jobs for them, simple tasks as taking out the trash.

Wall-E Movie

Society must have the willingness to adapt to intervention of robots or else it will be hard to make a correction in our lifestyle in the future. The technology that is being incorporated in robots will be integrated everyday into everyday human interaction. If the human race does not adapt quick, jobs will be consumed by the robotic industry. We must embrace that the robotic world is coming and that hum as establish most jobs in the world, but we may need some production aid as well.

Rae, John Bell. Henry Ford. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969. Print
Benjamin, Walter, and Roger Viollet. Walter, Benjamin. Toulouse: Privat, 1981. Print
WALL-E. Dir. Andrew Stanton. By Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, and Jeff Garlin. Prod. Jim Morris. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures,2008
"NASA Robotics - Robotics Alliance Project." NASA Robotics - Robotics Alliance Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2016.
"Mercedes-Benz." MercedesBenz International Corporate Website International Corporate Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2016

1 comment:

  1. Hi Justin,

    Comparing my article and thoughts to yours, I found many similarities in references but differences in perspective. As a result, reading about your thoughts most definitely made me think about the perspective I did not heavily consider initially. In my article, I expressed that robots probably would not develop emotions. However, I thought it was interesting that Rodney Brooks thinks otherwise. Despite our different perspectives, I could not agree with you more regarding the possibility of robots taking over basic jobs.