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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?
He goes over that too, but lets take this to PM I can give you the highlights and explain further
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Who do you think will fix the robots when they eventually break down?
uh...repair robots?
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Skynet. It will happen.
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Boo hoo the workers.
I want cheaper Iphones.

On a more serious note, Factory jobs are beneath humans. These workers need jobs worth their time.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 7/31/11 at 6:52pm
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Thank god I plan to go into the automation industry
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Boo hoo the workers.
I want cheaper Iphones.

On a more serious note, Factory jobs are beneath humans. These workers need jobs worth their time.
Apple won't lower their prices whether the workers are human or robotic.
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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.
Yeah, another anti-union manifesto supplied part and parcel by an ardent defender of pure laissez-faire capitalism.
For all his supercilious tone, I still think he is wrong.
And YES, I have read many of his works.
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the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class starts to fade away.
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Well then the US can start producing in the US main land then... No need for foxconn.
    
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Until infrastructure can support people enough where they don't have to worry about food/healthcare and energy and only then is when we can finally focus on eliminating manual labor from day to day work and take mankind to the next step of our evolution. But until then it only comes down to greedy corporations trying to maximize profit at the expense of humanity, and you will not see a cheaper iPhone from this come on you know better its apple.

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Well then the US can start producing in the US main land then... No need for foxconn.
We don't have any of the natural resources anymore for this type of production, not to mention a very unfriendly corporate environment.
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