Even though it is an accepted fact that this age is one that can be described as one of science and technology, it is also important to know that these forces have their own advantages coupled with the disadvantages. One of the most widespread uses of science and technology is in that of the area of robotics. Nowadays, robots are used in very many areas and some of these include medicine, oceanography, military activities, mining, space exploration and car assembling.
Although there is absolutely no point in denying the usefulness of the robots, it is also important to know that there are disadvantages. Without much ado, these disadvantages will be discussed in the following sections. The first of the numerous disadvantages have to do with the financial investments that must be made in the research and development of robots. In some of the cases, these robots cost millions of dollars to build and even in some cases, as the lunar rovers and those robots used on the planets like Mars, the cost can easily run into billions of dollars. Not surprisingly, not a few analysts have condemned the excessive amounts of money that must be pumped into the development of robots and argue that the funds could be used to solve problems on right here on earth, and some of these include poverty, unemployment and diseases.
Apart from the prohibitively high cost of designing and developing robots, another very pressing disadvantage is the fact that they lead to unemployment. For instance in various automobile industries all over the world where robots are been used for various manufacturing processes, this usually means that many workers will have to be laid off, thus increasing the level of unemployment. There is no need stressing the fact that unemployment is very inimical to the economy as this is quite obvious.