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One of Foxconn's new robots  (Source: singularityhub.com)
The electronics manufacturer will receive another 20,000 robots before the end of 2012

Source: Singularity HUB





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RE: Building your replacment
By sheh on 11/14/2012 4:49:50 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder if these worries aren't ultimately like 19th century concerns about horse manure filling the streets of the cities in the future 20th century.

When manufacturing is fully automatic goods will be cheaper. People can work in other things. In controlling, in thinking. If it's cheap enough, perhaps not work at all. Rise of the workless society, or at least optional work.


RE: Building your replacment
By Mitch101 on 11/14/2012 7:34:09 PM , Rating: 3
That is until these robots start jumping out the windows too.


RE: Building your replacment
By Ish718 on 11/15/2012 1:12:52 AM , Rating: 2
Yes! That is why we need robots with emotions.


By inperfectdarkness on 11/15/2012 2:24:24 AM , Rating: 2
i'm glad SOMEONE said it. i was about to ask if chinese robots come pre-programmed like marvin the paranoid android.


RE: Building your replacment
By Mr Perfect on 11/16/2012 12:34:54 PM , Rating: 3
That's why they're bolted to the floor. You can't do that with humans, even in China.


RE: Building your replacment
By drycrust3 on 11/15/2012 1:23:19 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
When manufacturing is fully automatic goods will be cheaper. People can work in other things.

The problem being there may well be no "work in other things" because that "other things" has become automated as well. The "fully automatic" doesn't just mean "fully automated welders" or "fully automatic production line" soon it will mean "fully automated management" as well. See those programs like MYOB? How long do you think it will be before these types of programs are doing all accounting?


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