Opinion from Charles Hipps, CEO, WCN
Posted inOpinionon06 Mar 2018 Company ProfileWCNView profile »
Look up automation in the dictionary and it’s immediately apparent that the term has a negative connotation attached to it. The Oxford English Dictionary declares it to mean “the use or introduction of automatic equipment in a manufacturing or other process or facility” which is acceptable, but the example offered is perhaps the more stereotypical perception – “unemployment due to the spread of automation”.
It’s a common myth not helped by Hollywood’s portrayal of machines taking over the role of human workers – but actually Automation is a