Foxconn wants to replace their workers...with a million robots

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  1. Djent

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    Foxconn wants one million new workers, must be robotic -- Engadget

    A little background: If you own anything by Apple, Dell, HP, or Nokia, there's a 9/10 chance it was made at Foxconn's main plant in China. The only problem? These poor Chinese souls are being driven to the point of suicide (One even attempted suicide after losing a prototype iPhone 3GS)
    Foxconn And Suicide -- Engadget
    But then, they found the solution to all their problems:
    FRIDA 'concept' robot will solve all of Foxconn's problems by replacing its workers (video) -- Engadget

    Weird...:scream::scream::scream::scream::scream:
     
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    All the better!! Less workers stealing shit, violating NDA, and dying cuz of random reasons. Further, with more bots, I am sure the QA will be much much better and the cost may even lower.
     
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    downside, more unemployed people. how would you like it if a robot did you job
     
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    Hmm unemployment = bad thing, but then slavery also = bad thing.
     
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    Yeah where are all the guys who were complaining about the mistreatment of factory workers now? :lol: Now they have an option.... just not a job. :ugh: Hopefully this shuts up all the whiney bitches who scream bloody murder about this shit all the while enjoying their iPhones and laptops made by the very people they so adamantly oppose working in those conditions. :rolleyes: I'm glad they won't be stuck as essentially "slaves" but they better find something profitable to start doing or they're going to be in for some trouble. :shrug:
     
  7. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    This happened in the US... about thirty years ago :lol:

    Seriously, most US factories and assembly plants were either closed or automated in the 80s
     
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    how would you like it if the prices of electronics went down and the quality went up?
     
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    would love it, but not at the expense of more people having a hard time try to put gfood to mouth or a roof over their head
     
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    if anything, relegating menial, repetitive tasks to machines would allow workers to get into more skilled/educated jobs which invariably raises the standard of living. obviously its only possible if the company/state has something in place to allow these workers to transition from those jobs to get training in other fields.
     
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    This....
     
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    I read an interesting opinion piece a while back.

    The paper essentially theorised that when you remove the majority of unskilled labour and force the majority of the population into skilled labour you'll have remarkable moves forward in many areas. Or you'll completely and utterly screw yourself.

    I guess the gist of the article was that if you remove unskilled labour as much as possible (all that is left is things like cleaning or retail) what you will do is force people who are stuck in the social cycle of inheriting those positions to either shape up and move into the higher educated echelons, or they'll die off.

    Either that or you'll create class civil war.
     
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    That is a fuck load of jobs that would have to be created out of thin air, then planning training for all those people, both of which would be monumentally expensive.
     

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