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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
US doesn't have the workforce or infrastructure for production on this scale.

It would be like asking Phoenix, AZ to start producing cars immediately. Or Detroit to produce motherboards.
What are you talking about? US does not have cheap and expandable labor and secondly it does not excavate rare earth minerals. On top of that people in this country want to get paid millions for nothing. Your post makes no sense at all. China has over 700 million peasants who will do anything to escape the life in the countryside. One way or another with 3D printing, automation and robots etc. they will be rendered useless sooner rather than later. It takes around 2000 people to run Facebook... I see a change coming when those people start starving here and in China.
post #52 of 145
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Originally Posted by Vegetables View Post
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.
^^^Anyone that says "OMG Unemployment," Read this!^^^
Don't be a Technophobe!!!
I feel Like I have Flipped Sides...
Its not just, the people that make the robots that will have more jobs but also the Businesses that sell stuff to the profiting company. More $$$=more spending=More jobs in other fields.

The downfall, it doesn't happen over night,
However in the long run (after the robots are paid off) Jobs will actually increase ~fourfold!!!

So sure for a while it will be bad, but in the long run it will be better

I still would hate to be the poor Shlob who lost his job.

P.S.
Happy SHARK WEEK EVERY ONE!!!!!!!

Edited by cayennemist - 7/31/11 at 11:06pm
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post #53 of 145
So 1,200,000 workers will lose their jobs...
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post #54 of 145
Meanwhile at Foxconn...

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post #55 of 145
Way to take all the fun out of management's life, its just no fun to hit a robot employee, you end hurting more than it and in the end you feel humiliated. Now we might see the management guys killing themselves instead of the employees.

You know I never thought about this before but we were so worried about the jobs going to China, it looks like the robots will end up putting the Chinese out of work. When robots do all the menial tasks the greatest economy will be based on intellectual property and services, which is what the US does best already!
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I wonder if Foxconn will use their employees to assemble those robots...
Ha! That would be straight up cruel, have the employees install their own replacement.

On a serious note, this is good and bad at the same time.
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Meanwhile at Foxconn...

and also they won't lower prices
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Reuters 2014
Foxconn robot worker hurls itself from top of skyscraper. Proves to the world that Foxconn suck to work for.
    
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Well. Good for them. I just did not know you can get robots so cheap. People have job only as long as they can make it cheaper than a robot everywhere in the world.

But as these lines are very predictable I guess it's relatively easy to make robots work ok there.
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