Submission by: Grace Kennedy, age 11 from Dualla National School, Co. Tipperary
In 100 years I think most jobs will be done by robots but there are some jobs that robots will never be able to do such as.
.1: Childcare expert
Robots cannot take care of small children or babies in the same way a human being can. Infants and toddlers need real human interaction if they are to learn and grow. The child carer and the creche owner have nothing to fear from machines or software.
Robots don’t eat organic food, nor do they smell or taste things. Only a human can express the art of cooking. Bon appetite to all you chefs and restaurant owners, your jobs are safe.
3: Tour guide
As we humans wander deeper into the machine age, the human need for real experiences actually becomes stronger. Research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than possessions. This is where outdoor, and adventure tourism can step in to fill a growing demand. The people who work in modern adventure tourism can expect an increasing demand for authentic experiences in unique places.
Robots can write (sort of), but no robot or piece of software can act like a human brain when it comes to digging deep into a story in search of the truth. Good journalism will always be in demand. In fact, in the Age of Content we now live in, good writing is becoming an increasingly rare commodity. Interesting stories by real writers that readers want to share over their social networks are highly valued.