Technology is hurting jobs in developing countries
- Published 12.06.18
Technology is the result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes. In order to compete globally, technology is important. We now need skilled people who can handle technology and who will be better paid. In short, technology will be beneficial only in the long run.
Second year, Jadavpur
Generates new jobs
Say, on an average, 10 individuals lose their jobs due to technological development. But, in order to develop and maintain that technology, a new company has to be formed, which will employ hundreds of people. So we cannot say that technology is hurting jobs.
St Joseph’s School , Siliguri
Tech needs people
We cannot depend a 100 per cent on any technology. For example, even now aeroplanes cannot depend completely on the auto-pilot system; pilots are needed on planes because sometimes they have to fly manually. Likewise, we still need people to make tech work for us.
Class X, Chakdaha Ramlal Academy, Nadia
Boosts the economy
Developing countries are in search of a boost to their system, which is provided by an efficient technology. Without that, it will be difficult for them to get out of their rut.
Class XI, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Latehar,
Technology and automation will indeed destroy jobs and there will be no new jobs for an increasing number of human hands to do in the traditional sense. On top of that, computers can do any repetitive task that a human can do and do it better — and at a lower cost — depriving the common masses of a living.
Class XI, Don Bosco School, Calcutta
Robots are better
In this era of artificial intelligence, robots can accomplish repetitive tasks with immense accuracy and speed, which pose a great threat to human employment, playing havoc with the already huge problem of unemployment.
Third year, Bethune College, Calcutta
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