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This kind of changeover is a serious issue, how many jobs will be lost to robots? With rising cost of living alot of people that depend on factory jobs will be sol. And i wonder with cheaper labor ie robots will the consumer benefit from the savings robotics bring?
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Wow this is bad for the workers.
Who do you think will fix the robots when they eventually break down?
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Who do you think will fix the robots when they eventually break down?
A couple of in house engineers nothing like a full workforce that normally would be there, and how many people are actually qualified to work on robotics compared to floor workers.
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What a terrible blow to the workforce.
This isn't really good for anybody but the owners.
Savings will not be passed on to the consumer, and even if it was, it's at the expense of peoples lives and livelihood.
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Who do you think will fix the robots when they eventually break down?
Do you think the simple worker that assemble socket and cap on some pcb will have the knowlegde to repair robot? Lol and even less building it. They have to take a mechanical course which take like what 1-2 years? Who is gonna pay the worker during that time and aome of them are way too old to go back to school anyway.

You cant just switch peoples who assemble motherboard to assemble robot, its way more complicate than that, no matter how you see it, peoples will lose their job. To say those people will be need to build robot or repair them is just an excuse to fire those poor peoples because those big ass corporation dont want to give a damn about the working condition, metal health, and so robot is easier to abuse.
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This kind of changeover is a serious issue, how many jobs will be lost to robots? With rising cost of living alot of people that depend on factory jobs will be sol. And i wonder with cheaper labor ie robots will the consumer benefit from the savings robotics bring?
Aye the old technological unemployment fallacy. Read the chapter "The Curse of Machinery" in Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt for a nice debunking of this fallacy.

http://www.fee.org/library/books/eco...lesson/#0.1_L8


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What a terrible blow to the workforce.
This isn't really good for anybody but the owners.
Savings will not be passed on to the consumer, and even if it was, it's at the expense of peoples lives and livelihood.
You should give the above chapter a read as well.
Edited by Vegetables - 7/31/11 at 5:59pm
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Aye the old technological unemployment fallacy. Read the chapter "The Curse of Machinery" in Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt for a nice debunking of this fallacy.

http://www.fee.org/library/books/eco...lesson/#0.1_L8




You should give the above chapter a read as well.
Will check it out, but who is this guy and why should i trust him common sense tells me tech is advancing far faster than infastructure that allows people to be educated in future jobs or fields of work. In regions that rely on these high tech factories what will they do next go back to an overcrowded farming job? You cant tell me there is enough jobs right now or that education for specialized jobs is getting cheaper or easier to obtain.

edit: I am not sure that article is relevant to modern times where the machines are alot more advanced now and soon will be thinking for themselves the machines he mentioned then did need human supervision but how many recent factories will this be necessary, there are already car factories that are completely automated with little need for avg workers. For example the Ferrari factory's paint plant is completely automated and inspected by laser accurate sensors that detect any imperfections, how many of those specialized painters were laid off because of this?
Edited by Ironcobra - 7/31/11 at 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by Ironcobra View Post
Will check it out, but who is this guy and why should i trust him
Dont trust him, just read the chapter It should be clear how absurd this fallacy is after you read it.

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...common sense...
Don't trust common sense lol. If you rely on common sense you end up saying stupid things like "the sun clearly goes around the earth". I believe it was Michio Kaku that called the dark ages "the age of common sense".
Edited by Vegetables - 7/31/11 at 6:23pm
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