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Not too long ago, we lived in a world where robots were mostly confined to science fiction. As the robotics industry grew, those science fiction robots began to instill fear of an eventual takeover, enslaving mankind, the very species that created them. And now, we might as well be living in the future. Everywhere you look you will find some form of technology, some form of a robot doing something that humans used to do manually, whether it is providing information, sending messages, helping to clean the house or provide temperature controls within the home, lifting, moving and material handling, transporting people from place to place, or any number of other actions.

Finding jobs in the age of the machines
In just the first half of the year in 2015, there were a record number of robots ordered from robotics companies in North America. In just those six months, 14,232 robots that had a total value of $840 million were put to work. During this age of technological advancement, so many tasks that once needed a human to perform it are now completed by machines. While this frees up time and energy for a lot of people in general, some say that it also takes jobs away from people who need them. What those people may not be considering is the brand new job market that is created with the high demand of these machines, and the demand to have everything connected. There are plenty of recruiting firms, particularly in vertical market sales, in need of staff to meet these demands.

Vertical market sales and the Internet of Things
As we use more and more machines, and become accustomed to being connected to the rest of the world wherever we go, the demand for that connection on every device becomes significant. The term “Internet of Things,” though it has been used for well over a decade, is just now starting to become popular. It refers to the idea of connecting essentially any electronic device to the Internet. Back in 2011, there were 12 million radio-frequency identification tags, or RFID tags sold. These tags collect data and track the movement of physical objects. It is estimated that by 2021, the number of sales will be up to 209 billion, as more and more devices get online. And during that time, vertical market sales within the electronics industry could boom. We could see more companies created specifically to provide the services of connecting already existing devices, before the norm becomes to manufacture them already built in with connection capabilities.

Connecting to make a great big world smaller
We are already at a point in time that some young people do not even know what it is like to not be connected. The abilities that we have to communicate across the globe are incredible. Connecting more devices to the Internet means connecting more people to each other, and opening up the door to opportunities that many people could scarcely dream of just a couple of decades ago. We live on a wonderfully massive and eclectic planet, but the ability to connect makes it just a bit smaller and easier to navigate.