With technological advances growing at an ever-frantic pace, questions and concerns have been raised about the intersection of technology and volunteers. Are technological advances such as robotics, artificial intelligence, drones, and computers likely to displace many volunteer professions? Will these advances potentially leave millions out of traditional work roles? And what of voluntary roles? Is it likely that robots and other technology might eventually replace many volunteer roles? And is this a good thing or not?
In this feature, Andy Fryar, e-Volunteerism’s intrepid manuscripts developer who knows a thing or two about technology, explores answers to all of these questions, reviewing possible implications for both the volunteer and paid workforces. If a robot is primed to steal your volunteers, Fryar will let you know.