I am resigning myself to the fact I live in a modern world. I am becoming more and more replaceable by modern technology. Therefore I am willing to concede to the ways a robot would be a better social worker than me.
1) A robot can't get lice, bedbugs, or scabies from her clients/patients.
2) A robot doesn't have to guard against infectious diseases such as c-diff or MRSA.
3) A robot doesn't have to worry about dying if an elderly man with dementia pulls a gun out from his pillow.
4) A robot doesn't have to tear-up and feel the pain of the heart breaking stories it's client/patients tell her.
5) A robot doesn't have to feel the panic and anxiety when needing to find a placement for an ill patient while dealing with insurance companies and practically begging for help.
6) A robot doesn't have to perceive the agony of family members gazing into your eyes seeking answers that many times are not there.
7) A robot doesn't need bathroom breaks or to eat, thereby able to increase productivity points.
8) A robot doesn't have an ego to feed, can't be insulted, is management's dream employee.
9) A robot doesn't have a soul.
Well ... I imagine I'll be retired by the time she comes around. In the meantime I guess I'll just have to put up with being human, and having a soul.
Although it is very tiring at times.
Do robots sleep?
Maybe we have that in common.
Do robots dream?
I don't think so.