All of those idiots always complaining that Apple doesn't care about how it's devices get made can now shut the f˘∞k up. They always go on about how Foxconn employees are driven to the extreme...so much so that they sometimes commit suicide. Well.. it will be over in 3 years. Foxconn will start putting in robots. Now that 1 million+ people can go starve.
Oh.. and Apple products will be made first on these robotic lines.
Oh.. and those bashers never seemed to get the fact that Foxconn makes products for other companies.. competing products.
Apparently, each of these machines cost between $20,000 and $25,000, and they’ll be able to pump out 30,000 units in a year’s time. After doing some back-of-the-envelope calculations, it seems that 10,000 of these devices could churn out over 820,000 devices in a single day. With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that Foxconn is looking to automate its assembly line.
Dave, I wonder which will happen first, we will perfect AI and be replaced, or we will exhaust the ecosystem, or we'll kill each other with all the nuclear material running around. Or perhaps a virus thawed out in the great ice melting will wipe us out first, that is if we manage to get a handle on Ebola. Did I miss anything? Sorry, I am derailing again.
_________________________ We are what we repeatedly do - Aristotle
Yep, physical labor jobs are waning. One side of the story that isn't mentioned though is how many jobs does it takes to make the robots, and service them. My guess is it's not as many as the workers that will be replaced, but you don't make a million robots without some overhead.
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