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Can tech affect the future of our careers?

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Robotics have been used have been used for decades, particularly in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, however the rise in their use is slowly becoming more apparent, and may be one of the most disruptive technological shifts we have faced since the industrial revolution.

One question that sits on the minds of many is whether or not the use of robotics will affect jobs and future career paths, which is a fair question. The recent introduction of McDonalds’ automated kiosks allows for minimal human interaction and permits customers to make their orders using a touch screen self-service system. This meant that restaurants required less, shall we say ‘living’ staff, which ultimately lead to the loss of jobs, the number of how many is something that McDonalds themselves have been reluctant to disclose.

A recent announcement on Diary Directory, revealed the pending launch of a new beauty gadget called the Contour 8000, claiming to be the world’s first ever make-up printer. The announcement states:

“This is a precision engineered device that will give you flawless makeup in just 30 seconds. Using electrostatic spray disposition combined with biometric data, the Contour 8000 guarantees a meticulous finish, accurate to within 1000th of a millimetre.”

Could this just be another ‘robot’ coming to steal more jobs? Because if this printer really can revolutionise the way we apply make-up and reduce the time it takes to achieve flawless make-up, then surely MUAs will become surplus to requirements.

Each make-up look the printer can apply is pre-packed into a cartridge which allows for up to 10 applications. The cartridges contain powder based products which include foundation, contour, highlighter, eyeshadow and even brow powder, leaving you to apply your own lipstick and mascara. This could potentially pose a threat to beauty brands, with less people needing their products, which again would ultimately mean they require less staff.

The news of this potentially life changing gadget along with McDonalds’ self-serve kiosks definitely offer some insight on the question of whether or not tech is going to affect our jobs. The answer, yes, tech most definitely seems to have some impact on our jobs, but the full extent of how much of an effect it will have is yet to be known. The further we progress into the future and development of tech, specifically robotics, the more we will know about its true effects.

Can tech affect the future of our careers?

Robotics have been used have been used for decades, particularly in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, however the rise in their use is slowly becoming more apparent, and may be one of the most disruptive technological shifts we have faced since the industrial revolution.

One question that sits on the minds of many is whether or not the use of robotics will affect jobs and future career paths, which is a fair question. The recent introduction of McDonalds’ automated kiosks allows for minimal human interaction and permits customers to make their orders using a touch screen self-service system. This meant that restaurants required less, shall we say ‘living’ staff, which ultimately lead to the loss of jobs, the number of how many is something that McDonalds themselves have been reluctant to disclose.

A recent announcement on Diary Directory, revealed the pending launch of a new beauty gadget called the Contour 8000, claiming to be the world’s first ever make-up printer. The announcement states:

“This is a precision engineered device that will give you flawless makeup in just 30 seconds. Using electrostatic spray disposition combined with biometric data, the Contour 8000 guarantees a meticulous finish, accurate to within 1000th of a millimetre.”

Could this just be another ‘robot’ coming to steal more jobs? Because if this printer really can revolutionise the way we apply make-up and reduce the time it takes to achieve flawless make-up, then surely MUAs will become surplus to requirements.

Each make-up look the printer can apply is pre-packed into a cartridge which allows for up to 10 applications. The cartridges contain powder based products which include foundation, contour, highlighter, eyeshadow and even brow powder, leaving you to apply your own lipstick and mascara. This could potentially pose a threat to beauty brands, with less people needing their products, which again would ultimately mean they require less staff.

The news of this potentially life changing gadget along with McDonalds’ self-serve kiosks definitely offer some insight on the question of whether or not tech is going to affect our jobs. The answer, yes, tech most definitely seems to have some impact on our jobs, but the full extent of how much of an effect it will have is yet to be known. The further we progress into the future and development of tech, specifically robotics, the more we will know about its true effects.

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