In recent years technical progress has given rise to a fierce debate between those who claim that robots can become an alternative to human labor in all spheres and those who think that they will never replace people. Let me have my say.
Personally, I am against the idea of using robots in all jobs for a number of reasons. Firstly, however smart the robot is, it can hardly cope with such jobs as a writer, composer, painter etc. It is imagination and creativity that make people different from machines. Following a clear and standard algorithm, robots are not able to create masterpieces of art. Secondly, working with people is beyond the laws of logic. I suppose you can hardly imagine a robot treating people for psychological diseases. Obviously, it is impossible without control of people. Last but not least, sometimes in any job unpredictable things may happen. They vary from printer malfunction to natural disasters.
Unfortunately, all these situations cannot be envisaged by the scientists creating robots. As a result, we can only guess, what would be the reaction of machines to such an emergency.
However, some people argue that robots do not get tired, so people only benefit using them. Furthermore, unlike people machines never make mistakes.
Still, I do not find these arguments really crucial. Although a robot can hardly make a mistake, all machines cannot avoid breakdown. This may result in catastrophic consequences both for people and nature.
All in all, I would like to stress once again that under no circumstances should we consider a robot as a human replacement. Technology will never compare to brilliant human mind.