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post #11 of 42
I am not sure why people are angry about this. Same thing happened US side with manufacturing. China is on a fast track of modernization.

Also, that lady looks more bored to death than upset. She has probably been doing the same monotonous task for six hours straight.
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foxconn probly makes their own robots in their own factory. hmmm robots making robots.....

atlest these ones wont suicide and less life like then the previous ones
post #13 of 42
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This is quite sad. All those workers who have dedicated all their life will now be without a job. I hope foxconn burns to the ground.

Are you serious?!

This is progress. This is far more efficient production, and far more precise production. This is the future, and kudos to Foxconn for investing an estimated 7 billion USD to kickstart it.

Did you cry when massive amounts of jobs were lost at RCA/GE/Phillips/Mullard/etc during the transition from vacuum tubes to transistors?

You must also believe in the broken window fallacy.
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post #14 of 42
Any human is employed only as long as he can do the job he does cheaper than machine. With the rising wages in china its obvious that this was bound to happen sooner or later.
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Yeah but look at all the jobs created to make the robots well unless they use the robots make robots tongue.gif
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@ source pic... She looks sad... Can't help but feel bad knowing about the hardships this will cause. I know its a part of modernization and all, but its still sad to see so many people about to lose their incomes, that are desperately needed.

*Not to derail the thread*
But this is why socialism is an eventuality.
There will never be enough work for humans to do, machines can do it faster & cheaper than we can.


But with any luck this will lead to cheaper parts for consumers.
post #17 of 42
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*Not to derail the thread*
But this is why socialism is an eventuality.
There will never be enough work for humans to do, machines can do it faster & cheaper than we can.
But with any luck this will lead to cheaper parts for consumers.

Strictly speaking there is not enough resources on Earth atm either to allow everyone on Earth to have western living standard. So I would not hold my breath over there being a welfare state 50 years into the future. Ofc predicting is always hard, especially the future as the saying goes.
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post #18 of 42
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Strictly speaking there is not enough resources on Earth atm either to allow everyone on Earth to have western living standard. So I would not hold my breath over there being a welfare state 50 years into the future. Ofc predicting is always hard, especially the future as the saying goes.

The western standard of living is far beyond what people really need aswell =P

But the limited resources of the planet are another reason why things can't continue the way they are.
post #19 of 42
I thought this was going to be a thread about how a bunch of robots destroyed themselves after failing to meet the buyers production expectations.
post #20 of 42
A symptom of the times and this particular stage of technological evolution. We're living during a moment of disequilibrium, where our technological progress has outpaced out cultural progress. We can make more things with less human involvement thanks to our technology, but the old system of distributing resources based on economic involvement in the making of things breaks down when human workers are no longer needed. In the end, we're all Luddites or Communists.

Personally, I'd rather suckle from the teat of a robotic workforce and have my own time free to pursue art, academics, and recreation, rather than going back to being a textile/electronics peon in some miserable factory.
We need more advanced cultural technology for the distribution of robotically produced goods and services, not the willful ignorance of production technology.
Edited by willis888 - 11/17/12 at 9:45am
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