I Knew Automation Was A Problem In Many Fields But In Mine???

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There is no question that automation has had an impact on numerous industries and has been responsible for some significant job-loss or, at least, job-shifting.
For example factories now need less people on the line but can output more product at an ever-increasing pace. Yes, the impact is everywhere but this is one place where I never expected to see an issue…

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CrunchGear has a post up about a wedding officiated by… a robot. That’s right, the couple didn’t need a priest, or a justice of the peace to tie the knot. Instead the wedding was witnessed by a robot named “I-Fairy”. It makes sense since the couple first met thanks to their shared work-interest in robots but it got me wondering… and a bit worried.

Does it mean that in the future a wedding like Rachel and Tariq’s would look less like this…

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and more like this…

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Uh Oh, there’s goes my job-security…

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.