Essay on Technology and Employment in the United States

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Technology is used throughout the United States, whether it is good or a bad thing we all have our own point of view. Technology may be easier and faster, but reduces the employment rate, makes Americans to less likely find a job, unemployment rates go down with technology but makes education not worth it, and makes American’s anti-social when it comes to the social work force. Technology does have their pros to it, but it can only go so far without needing a person’s help. Technology can help the productivity go up. Technology can produce more products to the employers, and can work faster than average American’s. Many employers that choose technology want to increase their sales and outcome on a product, or company, such as airlines…show more content…
Let alone business owners using technology to communicate locks associates out of the outside social world, with ATM machines, self-checkout, and auto ticket machines. With technology removing the social part of human contact it motivation Albertson’s decision last year to take all of the self-checkout lanes out of its stores: an eerie lack of human contact (Melissa Nilles). When businesses only contact electronically it takes out the personal matter and makes it less physical and anti-social. Whether it is bagging groceries or scanning tickets people are still in contact with other people and are still employed. There are over three billion people in America and only 2.68 million people have jobs. With the use of technology and replacing employers with computers it leaves Americans without a job. Capitalism has turned these technological marvels into so many means of destroying jobs (Socialist Labor Party). It increases the exploitation of human labor and gaining more profit. Labor technology is becoming more evident even in our everyday lives, such as Clerks at a grocery checkout lanes are being replaced with self check out. Bank tellers are being replaced with ATM machines, and Ticket agents at an airport are being replaced with automated airline kiosks. (The New York Times) These may be a faster way of handling situations and make Americans happier by not waiting, but it leaves
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