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Only a matter of time...

The rise of the machines has started! iPhone and Samsung assembler Foxconn replaces 60,000 employees with ROBOTS
  • Taiwanese Foxconn supplies Apple, Samsung and Microsoft
  • Company has brought in machines to perform repetitive tasks
  • Has axed more than half of its 110,000 staff at a factory in Southern China
  • Said the move will free up employees to perform more complicated tasks
By ABIGAIL BEALL FOR MAILONLINE

While robots have already been taking human jobs in many industries such as car manufacturing, as they become increasingly sophisticated there are growing fears they will put more employees at risk.

Now a major electronics company that supplies Apple and Samsung has announced it is to replace 60,000 staff with robots.

Foxconn, the Taiwanese company which assembles iPhones and iPads, has brought in machines to perform repetitive tasks and axed more than half its 110,000-strong workforce at a factory in Southern China.



Foxconn, the Taiwanese company (HQ pictured) which assembles iPhones and iPads, has brought in machines to perform repetitive tasks and axed more than half its 110,000-strong staff at a factory in Southern China

In a statement the company said: 'We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees.'

The company said the move will free up employees to perform more complicated tasks and that it intends to maintain a significant workforce in China.

Foxconn has been working toward replacing workers with robots for a while now, in an attempt to save money and increase profits.

More companies could soon follow is example, with up to 600 firms in Kunshan in Jiangsu province, the manufacturing hub where the factory is based, reporting similar plans in a government survey, according to South China Morning Post.

The job cuts are not good news for Kunshan, which had a population of more than 2.5 million at the end of 2014, two-thirds of whom were migrant workers.

And it is a trend that could soon become a problem around the world.



In a statement the company said: 'We are applying robotics engineering and other innovative manufacturing technologies to replace repetitive tasks previously done by employees.' Workers in a Foxconn factory pictured



Taiwanese Foxconn assembles Apple products like the iPhone (pictured) and iPad. Foxconn has been working toward replacing workers with robots for a while now, in an attempt to save money and increase profits

In an interview with Fox Business, former McDonalds US CEO Ed Rensi argued the $15 (£10)/hour minimum wage raise will bring 'job loss like you can't believe.'

He argued it would be cheaper for companies to instead purchase robotic devices.

This comes a week after Microsoft announced the sale of its feature phone business to a new Finnish company HMD Global and its Taiwanese partner, FIH Mobile of Foxconn Technology Group, which will jointly begin manufacturing handsets and tablets under the Nokia brand again.

Microsoft also announced this week it will let go up to 1,850 employees .

Microsoft's chief shop steward in Finland, Kalle Kiili, said he decision means Microsoft will no longer design or manufacture phones.

Kiili said Microsoft 'will not be manufacturing (phone) devices, at least for the time being. It will do software, however.'



The company said the move will free up employees to perform more complicated tasks and that it intends to maintain a significant workforce in China. Foxconn has been working toward replacing workers with robots for a while now, in an attempt to save money and increase profits. CEO Terry Gou shown



The Bionic Bar, pictured, could replace bartenders. It is powered by roboticists at Makr Shakr.

Customers order cocktails, from either a set a menu or by designing their own concoction, and the order is sent to a pair of single-armed robots attached to a makeshift 'bar'

MEET PIZZA HUT'S LATEST EMPLOYEE, PEPPER THE ROBOT
Humanoid robot 'Pepper' will soon be taking orders in Pizza Hut locations across Asia.

MasterCard announced this week that it is teaming up with SoftBanks Robotics and Pizza Hut Asia to launch a new commerce app for the customer service bot.

Pepper will be able to make recommendations and complete transactions, and is expected to begin employment by the end of this year.

The app is powered by the MasterCard payment service MasterPass.

Users with MasterPass will be able to pair their accounts with Pepper to place an order.

This is done by tapping the Pepper icon in the digital 'wallet,' or scanning a code on the robot's tablet.

Once paired, Pepper can explain the menu, make personalized recommendations, and take your order.

And if you want to know how many calories are in your meal, Pepper will tell you the answer, along with a breakdown of the fat, carbs, and protein in that particular item.



Humanoid robot 'Pepper' will soon be taking orders in Pizza Huts in Asia. MasterCard announced this week it is teaming up with SoftBanks Robotics and Pizza Hut Asia to launch a new commerce app for the bot. Pepper will make recommendations and complete transactions, and will begin working by the end of this year

The Telegraph reported.

'Even when humans gain pleasure and achievements it is not enough. They want more and more.

'I think it is likely in the next 200 years or so homo sapiens will upgrade themselves into some idea of a divine being, either through biological manipulation or genetic engineering of by the creation of cyborgs, part organic part non-organic.

The technology to do this, however, will be restricted to the very wealthy, claims Professor Harari.

Up until now, he says society has been held together by inventing 'fictions', such as religion, money and the idea of fundamental human rights.

As long as humans believed they relied more and more on these gods they were controllable, he said

'But what we see in the last few centuries is humans becoming more powerful and they no longer need the crutches of the Gods.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...es-60-000-employees-ROBOTS.html#ixzz4A70oYGyK
 

Buck

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Maybe they won't need as many suicide nets on Foxconn's production building
Robots don't hurl themselves off of buildings

"Crutches of the Gods"?
WTF

Borg, I got it now
Resistance is Futile

LOL
 

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Since the secret meetings with Mr. de Rotchild


[Rothschild, presumably] in the years 56, and the

purposes of which were to develop the development,

and the world establishment of the “Computers”, it is

now possible for us to foresee the installation of a kind

of “International Motorway” [“The Internet

Superhighway”] where all these machines would be

connected between them.

Because, as you know it already, the direct and

individual control of the populations of the planet,

would be at the very least completely impossible

without the use of the Computers, and their electronic

fastening one to another in a vast “World Network”.

These machines besides have the advantage of

being able to replace a million individuals. Moreover,

they have neither conscience, nor morals; that is

essential for the success of a project like ours.

Especially, these machines achieve, without

discussing, all that is dictated to them. They are

perfect slaves of which our predecessors dreamed so

much, but without them being capable to suspect that

one day, it would be possible for us to achieve such

a wonder.

These machines without fatherland, color, religion,

political affiliation, are the ultimate achievement and

tool of our New World Kind. They are the

“Cornerstone”!

The organization of these machines in a vast

“World Network” of which we will control the higher

levers, will be used by us to immobilize the

populations.




All this shit was supposed to be debunked, now what say you :2 thumbs up:
 

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In an interview with Fox Business, former McDonalds US CEO Ed Rensi argued the $15 (£10)/hour minimum wage raise will bring 'job loss like you can't believe.'

He argued it would be cheaper for companies to instead purchase robotic devices.


Almost as if it had been planned that way all along.

Thus leading to the BIG question:

Who will differentiate between useless eaters and those who deserve to receive a "living wage" for doing nothing.
 

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Who will differentiate between useless eaters and those who deserve to receive a "living wage" for doing nothing.
Hopefully no one? If we are ever in the position where we have to feed some people while letting others starve to death and have to make such choices as to who lives and who dies, that means things have gone horribly wrong.