Robots don’t ask for raises, don’t mind hellish working conditions and never commit suicide. Which is why Foxconn, the world’s largest maker of computer components, is aiming to equip its Chinese factories with one million of them over the next three years – up from their current 10,000.
The robots will replace assembly line workers in doing tasks like soldering, spraying, assembling and packaging, and even though they will spare workers from doing repetitive menial tasks, they’ll also spare them from earning a living.
The good news about that is prices for certain electronics might drop a little, thanks to lower production costs. The bad news is that a lot of people could lose their jobs for it.
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