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Title: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Xerxes on August 01, 2011, 04:36:31 PM
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Foxconn to replace workers with 1 million robots in 3 years
SHENZHEN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn will replace some of its workers with 1 million robots in three years to cut rising labor expenses and improve efficiency, said Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the company, late Friday.


The robots will be used to do simple and routine work such as spraying, welding and assembling which are now mainly conducted by workers, said Gou at a workers' dance party Friday night.

The company currently has 10,000 robots and the number will be increased to 300,000 next year and 1 million in three years, according to Gou.

Foxconn, the world's largest maker of computer components which assembles products for Apple, Sony and Nokia, is in the spotlight after a string of suicides of workers at its massive Chinese plants, which some blamed on tough working conditions.

The company currently employs 1.2 million people, with about 1 million of them based on the Chinese mainland.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-07/30/c_131018764.htm


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Xerxes on August 01, 2011, 04:38:27 PM
It will be interesting to see what systems we have in the future, who will work if robots start doing everything? Will there be enough jobs? What macroeconomic effects will the introduction of robots give?


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Mr Nobody on August 01, 2011, 04:39:15 PM
Clearly prostitution will be on the rise.


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: JOCKTHEGLIDE on August 01, 2011, 04:39:55 PM
someone will need to lube the robots,,,,,so for every 30 I can see one person taking care of them,,,its been like this forever


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Xerxes on August 01, 2011, 04:52:04 PM
Clearly prostitution will be on the rise.
;D ;D


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: tbombz on August 01, 2011, 04:52:59 PM
Clearly prostitution will be on the rise.
  ;D


cant really blame the business owner though


blame society as a whole


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: LenG on August 01, 2011, 05:03:13 PM
I had the luxury of being in Shenzhen early this year touring the Foxconn complex. There are huge nets on every building there to catch the folks that jump out of the windows trying to commit suicide.


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robo
Post by: BayGBM on August 01, 2011, 05:04:37 PM
No robot can replace a muscle escort!  ;D


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Xerxes on August 01, 2011, 05:05:46 PM
I had the luxury of being in Shenzhen early this year touring the Foxconn complex. There are huge nets on every building there to catch the folks that jump out of the windows trying to commit suicide.
Wow  :o, why is it such a big problem there? Are the working conditions that bad?


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Nails on August 01, 2011, 05:12:14 PM
And the MATRIX world begins


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: Rami on August 01, 2011, 05:18:53 PM
eventually there will be only robots left of us, and that will be the humans.

maybe we are simply destined to become a silicon based AI life form , just part of evolution of advanced enough species.



Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: TRIX on August 01, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
you have been watching too many movies


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: jr on August 01, 2011, 11:14:13 PM
In the future we will all have our own robots that go out and work and earn money for us, freeing up our time so that we can post on getbig all day.


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: BikiniSlut on August 01, 2011, 11:15:33 PM
Eventually the rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer.


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: quadzilla456 on August 01, 2011, 11:29:42 PM
I had the luxury of being in Shenzhen early this year touring the Foxconn complex. There are huge nets on every building there to catch the folks that jump out of the windows trying to commit suicide.
That's no lie!

(http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/06/500x_foxconn_nets.jpg)


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: quadzilla456 on August 01, 2011, 11:30:34 PM
Eventually the rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer.
Welcome to today.


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: mass243 on August 01, 2011, 11:34:14 PM
Eventually the rich will become richer and the poor will become poorer.

Depends on where you live.

There are still "lands of opportunity" where almost anyone can turn himself a millionaire even overnight...


Title: Re: Foxconn producer for Apple and Nokia to replace workers with 1 million "robots"
Post by: MAXX on August 02, 2011, 01:38:33 AM
eventually it will be like iRobot. Robots does all work. All humans on goverment support/wellfare.  ;D