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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Step by step

Foxconn have been working on this for some time. From the Independent we hear

60,000 workers at Apple supplier Foxconn have been replaced with robots, according to reports.

The figure comes from a local government official, who said employee numbers at one of Foxconn's factories in Kunshan, near Shanghai, have been drastically slashed in recent months.

Perhaps the Chinese government has an expanding role for all those dumped workers.

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Paddington said...

Two quick thoughts:

1. Is this one of the factories where the had to install nets so that workers couldn't kill themselves by leaping off the roofs?
2. With all of the automation coming, where do we get enough trained people to keep the robots running?

A K Haart said...

Paddington - same company but I don't know if it is the same factory. As for the consequences of automation I'm not sure because I don't see much preparation for it in the UK.

Paddington said...

My son, who is quite wise sometimes, sees that increased automation will require some form of world-wide socialism.