Chinese factory replaces 90 of humans with robots

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  1. hasar

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  2. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    But who make robots???

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    I thought communism meant workers owned the factories

    China is fascist imo
     
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    Did anyone notice?

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  5. roller

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    One time cost to buy the robots

    over

    Long term cost of employees


    Sure you would still need some regular maintenance and individuals to make sure the factory stays running. But....

    Robots don't need health insurance

    Robots don't need vacations

    Robots can work 24/7

    Robots can replicate the same quality of work constantly

    Robots don't need workers comp

    Robots don't need social security or medicare

    Robots can't sue the company when they get hurt

    The only thing that has held it back so much is the initial cost. As that gets lower and wages increase you will slowly see more and more jobs automated.
     
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    Let me add one thing to that list;

    Robots will never purchase any of the products you are making.
     
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    Chinese people pretty much Are robots already so I can't imagin this change will
    Make much difference.

    Seriously, common sense, not even once here in the Middle Kingdom. Even my Chinese friends are pretty much robots...
     
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    Maintenance on the robots has to cost more than $.25 per hour.

    Maybe it's the cost of suicide preventing safety nets where they really save.

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    neither would the Chinese workers.
     
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    This is all well and good. Structures should be in place though so that some of the wealth created by total automation trickles down to the general public.
     
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    This is the flaw of our current civilization model.

    It's only a matter of time when before technology becomes so potent that we don't have to work.

    And like you point out, our society will crumble because robots don't buy shit.



    If it continues with no real changes to civilization, then there will truly be a small elite owning everything and the rest, with nothing to do and no claims to make.

    Desserving our own existance is a flawed concept and it's about to come to a showdown.


    I am only surprised took this long. Already back in the 90's, som basement nerd who likes to play quake could on his spare time write a program for robots to follow, in say storage/supply line of works.


    Also, robots are not sensitive to sexual harassment.
     
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    Seems counterproductive. China's claim to fame is supplying the world with pseudo-slave labor. If they start creating solutions that can be utilized on home soil they will lose their bread and butter.
     
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    They are facing a huge aging problem, and their working population is already shrinking. Also, wage and infrastructure in their more developed coastal areas are already approaching some of the lower tier developed countries. In another 10 years, there will be a mass exodus of low-skill, low-cost manufacturing jobs to Southeast Asia from China. It's smart for them to retain those businesses by switching to more efficient and cost-effective robotic manufacturing.

    Besides, it is my sincere belief that robots will replace at least 50% of human workers by 2050 worldwide. How our society structure will change and how will we provide for ourselves in that new era will be a challenging problem.
     
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    aww crap man gg. gg

     
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    Are you a robot? Cause it seema like you didn't detect TGF's joke.
     
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    Henry Ford was certain that the higher wages he had to pay his workers when they unionized would kill his car business. Instead, the people who built his cars could afford to buy them and sales skyrocketed. Moving production offshore or replacing employees with robots is a poor long term business model.
     
  20. Satsui Ryu

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    I don't think Ford was worried about unions. He voluntarily paid higher wages. His logic was if he paid crappy wages who would buy his cars. These days public companies are slaves to Wall Street so they don't look beyond the next quarters earnings.
     

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