Yes but can robots make you smile for no reason?
The robots may be coming for our jobs but fuck ’em, let ’em have it. Giving robots all the really shit jobs literally buys us time to find new unexplored avenues where value resides, plunge ourselves into more meaningful aspects of business. Human capital should be invested in things robotics will never supplement: Empathy. Human interaction. Believe it or not, business runs not off money but off trust. A lot of commerce depends on human interaction. No robot can supplement what humans are capable of: the ability to persuade.
Aged care, child care and education are three of the biggest issues facing the developed and developing world. No robot will be the solution to those problems. Robots may soon be able to write half-decent copy, but they can’t break stories. They can’t care for a crying child, or reassure a dementia sufferer.