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Humans by nature are driven to explore, manipulate, and change the world around us through technological innovation. We move forward with our innovation and creation anticipating positive results.  However, there are unintended consequences as well brought about society as a result of advanced technology. Specifically, the two innovations being Robots and Google search engine have an enormous impact on society and the current economy.The use of robots in recent years increased exponentially in various industries and started to branch off through other sectors of the economy . For example, Amazon Inc. uses a variety of robots in its warehouses to package, stock and retrieve inventory. Tesla Motors Inc. has fully robotic and automated assembly lines for  its electric cars and batteries. In health care, robots are being used in therapy sessions for children, and for performing non invasive surgeries with the assistance of  physicians. Additionally, these days many high tech  companies are aggressively engaged in developing so called  Artificial Intelligence AI – a phenomenon that will enable machines to think and process information like human beings and engage in decision making process. IBM’s Watson and Google driverless cars are couple of examples of this spectrum. Furthermore, companies in Japan, as often sited on TV programs, are attempting to enable robots to possess emotions like their human counterparts. Given the robotic inventions created thus far, our economy is preparing for a crucial change both in the near future as well as in the long term. One of the most noticeable benefits of using robots at work place is improved productivity. Robots complete labor intensive tasks more productively and consistently compared to humans, reducing the labor cost which is the largest obstacle facing  U.S businesses  regardless of their size. In fact, many consider  the labor cost is second to the cost of real estate. With efficiency and low labor cost comes improved productivity which in turn results in an increase in gross domestic product (GDP). Growth in GDP leads to higher living standards in society. In March 2015, a paper by Georg Graetz of Uppsala University and Guy Michaels of the London school of Economics titled “Robots a Work”, Georg and Michael  analyzed data from the United states and 16 other countries for a period of 15 years ending in 2007 (Graetz). They concluded that the use of robots over the time period increased the annual growth of GDP by 0.37%. They compared this substantial growth to the boosts in productivity that took place at the turnoff the 20th century from steam technology. Increased productivity due to automation makes U.S. companies more competitive in the global markets. The low cost of production of goods increase exports of American goods and help balance the trade deficit. Also, when U.S. companies become competitive they engage in reshoring, jobs that were driven overseas by inexpensive labor returns to the American markets. A recent survey conducted in 2014 concluded that 60,000 manufacturing jobs were added in America compared to 12,000 in 2013. Harry Moster, the Reshoring Initiative’s founder noted that the “trend in manufacturing in the U.S. is to source domestically. With 3 million to 4 million manufacturing jobs still offshore, we see huge potential for even more growth” (Moster). The impact of robotic technology on Reshoring is not limited to manufacturing industry only. Customer support, accounting, tax preparation, web design, computer programing, data entry, R&D and legal services , all of which are commonly outsourced today, will benefit from rapidly advancing automation technology and enable U.S. companies to bring work back to America.The concern about the impact of automation on jobs and subsequently on states who carries the burden of unemployment has prompted the idea of introducing a robot tax. However, this did not gain popularity since it will deter capital investment in robots which in turn will undermine the competitiveness of employment and states. Profits, not the means of making them should be taxed. This was recognized recently by the European parliament when they rejected a motion requesting adoption of legislation for developing a robot tax. While the positive impact of robots on economy can be readily be admitted, its impact on the labor market remains arguable among economist. A pair of Oxford researchers recently estimated that 47 percent of the total U.S. employment is at risk of being eliminated. On the other end, Mercedes announced it is replacing some of its production robots with human labor because machines could not keep up with the increasing options of customization. The point is that while robots can replace low skilled, low paid workers, they create demand for new high skilled , high paid workers. Essentially, robots can drastically affect work in quantity not quality. The high skill work  requires training and education  which raises the question of how many of the displaced workers are able and willing to be educated and trained to gain employment again and how rapidly  this process can be accomplished. There is no doubt that not all displaced workers will gain employment again. This creates the challenge of assessing the short and long term impact of automation on the labor market specifically and the economy as a whole. Addressing these challenging issues accurately is almost impossible leading to different estimates and opinions  among economists.Assessing the impact of the robotic technology becomes more challenging when the modern  robots are compared with those of their old counterparts. In the past, the automation process occurred gradually and robots performed limited low skill work. This gave the displaced workers opportunity to be trained and join the workforce again. Therefore, the impact of the unemployment  in the economy was not immediately noticed.  However, the  modern robots are more powerful than the old ones because they are being equipped with artificial intelligence which enable them to perform variety of skilled work and their spreading spreading rapidly in all sectors of economy, predicting the impact of new automation technology based on the results of the past will not lead to reliable results. Therefore, the true impact of the modern robots on the economy remains to be seen.While the impact of modern robots on the labor market remains unclear, it is obvious that  economy is evolving in the wake of modern robots. This trend is creating  new opportunities and challenges for employers and employees. Employers need actively promote training programs that empower employees to work more effectively with new technology. For employees to harness the benefits of high skill job opportunities in form of high wages, they must embrace technology and be adaptable. This does not mean that employees should attend night classes for engineering, but to develop basic knowledge on how to operate and interact with smart machines. The concept of adaptability that future workers should focus on is well presented by Reid Hoffman, co founder of LinkedIn when he shares his story about his visit to Huawei plant in China:”I was expecting , as a Silicon Valley technologist, that it would be a complete line of robots… Roughly 60 percent of it was automated and 40 percent of it was still people. You say ‘Is that just because of low cost?’ No. These are actually high –pay , high –skill jobs. The answer is actually that , in the future, adaptability is key, and people are more adaptable. So when they set up the machine line and it’s all machines, there is a huge amount of retooling to shift from line one to line two, whereas the people are much more easy to shift.”(McKinsey).Whether we like it or not , robots are invading all sectors of our economy empowered artificially to perform closely to humans. Although some argue that robots jeopardize human labor, their positive impact on economy by way of increased productivity is unquestionable. While robots and automation take away certain categories of jobs in multiple industries, they create new opportunities in other sectors at the same time where highly  skilled , highly trained workers benefit by virtue of higher wages. Whether the loss of certain jobs is balanced out with the  new jobs remain arguable. We live in an era of technological advancement that has created the World Wide Web or the internet. The Internet, in turn, has vastly incorporated multiple sources of information on any topic, therefore, giving rise to various search engines. The three most popular search engines nowadays are Google, Yahoo and Bing. Google is the most popular search directory in the world holding sixty five percent of the market. Some larger competitors including Yahoo and Bing possess approximately sixteen and thirteen percent. Our society and our lives have been affected by Google Search’s many consequences. It has had a positive consequence on Education. Before the Google search was created, the students would go to the library for their research project. There they would have access to many reference books, encyclopedia, newspapers, magazines  and the microfiche (film on which documents, etc., are recorded in a reduced size) to get information.  Now this process has been simplified.  All of the information that’s available in the library can be found on internet by doing Google search. Consequently, finding information on a certain subject or topic has become easier  and less time consuming or faster.  The innovation of the Google search engine has benefited our students’ research process vastly.  The new generation of students has access to an abundant and unlimited information thru Google with less time spent for search. This allows individuals to have more knowledge of what is going on around them and provides users with more convenience.Even though google allows the enhancement of education, according to the article “Impact on Society – the Foundation of Google” by Cassy Menendez, it only focuses on one type of Education, which falls under practical thinking. “This type of education is what John HenryNewman, writer of ‘Knowledge Its own End’, considers “useful knowledge” which is different from liberal knowledge which involves critical thinking” (Menendez). Another point to be made here is  that the Google search diminishes our critical thinking skill.  In the article ” Impact on Society- The Foundation of Google” Cassy Menendez  wrote that “critical thinking is useful in terms of decision making because it allows the essence of human intelligence. Whereas, Google focuses primarily on artificial intelligence which devalues human intellect. Consequently, this not only devalues human intellect but causes the “death of empathy”. Empathy is a person’s ability share another’s feelings” (Menendez). When another person’s or young person’s feelings are hurt, we sit down, talk to them and try to help them, therefore, emphasizing with them. It’s been said that the “death of empathy” in humans is the troubling consequence of watching the virtual world thru internet.   “Google exemplifies how the internet serves as its virtual community that mentally affects  the lives of everyone. Hence, we feel no empathy after witnessing tragic events because the internet takes the responsibility of disciplining viewers to accept this as a form of mass entertainment for the public” (Menendez). This type of discipline serves as an apparatus of enforcing a type of standard, which conditions individuals to feel no sentiment. For instance, the September 11 attacks that have been frequently exposed on Google turned the tragic event into a mainstream performance. Many argue that people still feel empathy about this event, but in actuality this event electrified them by using the Web as an application of entertainment.  Therefore, Google can also produce collateral damage to the human mind that serves as a negative consequence.There are other consequences, good or bad,  resulting from the Google search. Google has changed our language and our brain functions. The term  ” to google”  has become popular and replaced the phrase “to search” or “to look for” in our language. When we have a question, we simply turn to Google knowing that we can find the answer there. Research has confirmed suspicions that 24/7 access to nearly unlimited information has an effect on our brain also.  It’s also impairing our memory and encouraging humans to multitask. One may believe multitasking is generally beneficial to humans given they will become more productive, however studies have shown that multitasking actually causes humans to become less productive. This notion states that because the human’s brain is performing various tasks simultaneously, the attention is divided into each of those tasks, therefore the human receives less benefit from each. An advantage of Google is that we can travel the globe from our desks. First came the MapQuest, then came the Google Maps (and Earth). These are the tools that help us find the distance, times and travel routes for our trip. Google Earth aims to provide users with the most accurate representation of the location the user is searching without having them leave their home. Then in 2007, Google Street View was created It makes it possible to visit distant places, plan ahead of your trip and give friends a Virtual tour of your hometown. A drawback of this popular tool is that it can be used by others who would like to spy on us. Google Street View is updated every three to four years, giving viewers the most recent image of what is being searched.Privacy remains an issue in 2017 given how advanced technology has become and the options it grants users to explore. Multiple instances have been reported in the media claiming user’s webcams and smartphones had been accessed by others without given consent. Because Google allows users to share photos, videos, and other personal information publicly and/ or with other users, privacy has become a mainstream issue unintentionally. Users are likely aware of the fact that whenever a website is accessed through one’s device, the user leaves a permanent cookie or a digital footprint containing user’s information on that website for owner to view. However, users may not be aware of how cookies can permanently be accessed by the website even after being deleted in settings. Likewise, whenever a photo/video/textual message is posted online, it can easily be saved and posted somewhere else on the Internet regardless of the owner’s permission. This is more common on a video sharing website called YouTube which happens to be owned by Google, in which videos later made private or deleted by the owner can be saved and posted for others to see. Google, like almost any other company, will ask users to accept to a terms of service when using their website in order to ensure the user is fully aware of how the product functions and to inform users of their policies. More than likely, within the company’s terms of service includes a section on how users bear responsibility of the content they create and how it is distributed.  All in all, Google’s search engine is a very useful tool used by the population globally to performs tasks, communicate with one another, and as a means of entertainment.