7 Roles That Robots Will Never Fill (Although We Kind of Wish They Would)
There have already been scores of articles written about the horrifying times ahead, when robots steal all the jobs that we humans are used to doing. Blah blah blah robots are smarter, yada yada yada we’re all doomed.
You don’t want to read about that anymore. You want reassurance. You want to read about the kinds of people who can’t be replaced, because there are some things even a robot can’t manage to mess up as well as a human.
That’s why we here at Yahoo Tech don’t ride the trendy wave of doom-and-gloom articles. As a public service to our readers, here is a list of people that robots will never replace. Although it would be kind of nice if they did.
1. Network TV programming executive. No robot could come up with a season this bad. Also, FOX-TV’s Dads. What the hell happened, Seth MacFarlane? How are racist, homophobic attempts at humor a television show?
2. Ann Coulter. The fact that robots operate using logic would be problematic here, and robots don’t spew refuse unless they’ve sprung an oil leak. Also, we’re fairly certain that robots are morally neutral on the subject of soccer.
3. Restaurant cashiers who ask you, “Is this to go?” when you’ve just told them, “It’s for here.” Because we would all miss that when the robots show us that they are actually listening by getting it right every time.