3 reasons why being human is hip

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Autonomous cars are driving across our highways. And a machine performs heart surgery. Machines are taking part in our lives.
This year there are movies about robots, whom act like humans. Robots are portrait as even better than humans, such as Age of Ultron and Ex Machina. This can make you feel unconformable. Especially when you know money is invested in making robots more ‘human’. In the past hundred years technology made our lives easier and we live like sorcerers. Back in the day we didn’t have a tiny device in our hand which could bring us food within 20 minutes. All knowledge in the world in the palm of your hand, and we use it to look at cute cat pictures.
In the future a robot can do everything a person can do, but for which tasks would we rather interact with other people?
  1. Human interaction is important

Manufacturing jobs have declined significantly the last 20 years, while the industrial revolution created jobs. These jobs are replaced by machines. In the Netherlands a car plant closed several times and the number of people working there have declined as well. Jobs, where the human interaction is high, have increased in numbers such as teachers, doctors and service related jobs.

  1. Skills are less important, than your personality
Today the left brain tasks are valuable such as coding, analysing and writing. These are all tasks computers do today and will become less important for people to excel in. Top priority of employees is building relationships, working in teams and creativity – right brain activities.
  1. People work together on a collective goal

Goals change when new information is revealed, this makes it hard for a computer to solve problems. Additionally there are several stakeholders in an organisation with their own interests and these complex problems are solved in groups.

These three reasons are not theory. With a changing economy human capital is being re-evaluated. Learning social behaviour is different than learning maths. This means some people can adapt better than others.

“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.”- Stephan Coveyempathy

Empathy is most important, but an emotion which is declining since the year 2000.  Research by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology describes that the use of social media and reality-TV is making us behave more narcissistic.

Before automation and the industrial revolution we all worked in farms, and before that we where hunters and gathers. In the coming 25 years will be shifting into a new economy which focuses on human interaction. So don’t worry, but make sure you move into a job which won’t be replaced and don’t watch to much TV or check your time-line.

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