Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Robotation



Although I could not find a precise meaning , in simple terms , I suppose Robotation could mean “ Robotic Automation “ or Robot based Automation


Automation itself goes back hundreds of years . Even Grandma’s table clock was an early example of simple automation


But , even after watching you get up at 6 am every morning for 10 days, it would not wake you up at 6 am on the 11th day , on its own !


Or remind you about a hundred other things you do every day, without being asked !


Today’s smart watches do such “ mundane “ things automatically !


Hardly a day passes without some scientist claiming to have come up with a method to enable our mere thoughts to control a toy / a vacuum cleaner / a drone / a smart phone etc !


Times of India ( 28 March 2017 ) carries following news about the latest “ Invasion “ of robots :

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“ A brick-laying robot that can lay 3,000 bricks in a day – against some 500 bricks that a skilled mason can lay


This devices have started replacing humans on some sites in US and about to invade UK


From the computer aided design ( CAD ) of a house structure, the Hadrian X robotic brick layer will be able to handle the automatic loading, cutting, routing and placement of all bricks to build a complete structure


Some of Britain’s biggest construction firms have warned that this automation of the industry is likely to result in mass layoffs !


Considering that a human bricklayer in UK / USA , earns $ 50 per hour ( approx. Rs 3,500 ), this was expected !


Delivery of the first commercial prototype of Hadrian X is due later this year  

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That is about the time L&T will start the redevelopment of 100 + BDD Chawls in Mumbai


  
Now , if L&T imports this Robotic Bricklayer for re-constructing BDD chawls , it could be for the reason that it could not import  even superior technology  called 3 D Printing of Multi-Storied buildings , either from WinSun ( China ) or from Apis Cor ( Russia ) !



WHY  ARE  COMPANIES  AROUND  THE  WORLD  RUSHING IN  TO  REPLACE  HUMAN WORKERS   WITH   ROBOTS  ?


REASON # 1 :

·         Wages are rising at a rate far greater than the rise in worker productivity

      { http://latterstolntemployee.blogspot.in/2013/07/scala-mobile-escalator.html }

 

      Let HR manager of any company in the organized sector , plot a graph ( such as

      shown in above link ) , for the past 5 years , for his company !

 

      REASON # 2  :

 

·         As compared to human workers , Robots are far less “ Demanding “ and far more accommodating ( versatile ) !

 

        Read :  Second  Industrial  Revolution  ?  (  21  Sept  2015  )

       { https://myblogepage.blogspot.in/2015/09/second-industrial-revolution.html }

 

 

       REASON  #  3  :

·         At a very fast pace , Artificial Intelligence , embedded into Robots , is overtaking the Human Intelligence , through a process of “ Internal Self Learning


Read :  Between  DeepMind and  Deep Sea  ?  ( 15  Feb  2017  )





IS  AUTOMATION  INESCAPABLE  ?


·         Yes !  Automation is Inescapable ( 30  Nov  2016  )



All that we can – and MUST – do , is to mitigate its ill-effects by implementing,







WILL  ROBOTS  ENSLAVE  HUMANS  ?  EVEN  DESTROY  THE  MANKIND  ?


·         This scenario is very much within the realm of possibility


But it is possible to prevent this , by implementing ,


Thou  Shall Not  Kill  ( 14  April  2016 )






31  March  2017


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