iPhone Manufacturer Foxconn: HUMANS NO LONGER NEEDED
Foxconn Aiming to Automate Entire Factories
There are two looming threats to the American worker: Globalism and Robots.
The American people have started waking up and have already taken steps to combat Globalism by electing a President that is America First. President Donald Trump has stated that the two rules that will govern his administration are: Buy American and Hire American.
Unfortunately the other threat, Robots, are an even greater threat to the American worker.
Nobel Economist Issues Warning
A Nobel Prize-winning economist has issued a warning that the rise in robotics could destroy millions of jobs across the world and is a greater threat to workers than globalization.
From the Business Insider:
Angus Deaton, who won the Nobel Prize last year for his work on health, wealth, and inequality, told the Financial Times he believes robots are a much greater threat to employment in the US than globalization…
…I don’t think that globalisation is anywhere near the threat that robots are.”
He added: “It’s hard to think that Mark Zuckerberg is actually impoverishing anyone by getting rich with Facebook. But driverless cars are another matter entirely.”
Apple’s Manufacturer Foxconn looks to use Robots
The manufacturer of Apple’s iPhone, Foxconn, is looking to replace entire factories of Chinese workers with robots according to an article from the DigiTimes.
From the DigiTimes:
Foxconn Electronics is automating production at its factories in China in three phases, aiming to fully automate entire factories eventually, according to general manager Dai Jia-peng for Foxconn’s Automation Technology Development Committee.
In the first phase, Foxconn aims to set up individual automated work stations for work that workers are unwilling to do or is dangerous, Dai said.
Entire production lines will be automated to decrease the number of robots used during the second phase, Dai noted.
In the third phase, entire factories will be automated with only a minimal number of workers assigned for production, logistics, testing and inspection processes, Dai indicated.
The Future if Action is NOT Taken
Elon Musk has made a statement about what he believes the economies of the future will look like and it has many concerned because of the power that governments will have over the people they rule.
Computers, intelligent machines, and robots seem like the workforce of the future. And as more and more jobs are replaced by technology, people will have less work to do and ultimately will be sustained by payments from the government, predicts Elon Musk, the iconic Silicon Valley futurist who is the founder and CEO of SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX.
According to Musk, there really won’t be any other options.
“There is a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation,” says Musk to CNBC. “Yeah, I am not sure what else one would do. I think that is what would happen.”
The Implications of a Universal Basic Income are Unavoidable
The Implications of a universal basic income are unavoidable: The government will have control over your ability to live. They will control your paycheck and without that paycheck you will be unable to buy groceries, gas for your car, pay your mortgage or afford clothes.
Some people will read this and will automatically chalk up these statements to ‘fear-mongering’ insisting that the government will not ever do anything to harm it’s citizens.
It is important to remember history when looking at how governments act when given too much power over those they rule.
According to an article found on the University of Hawaii’s website, governments are responsible for the deaths of 262,000,000 people from 1900-1999. The term used to describe these killings is Democide which can be define as: The murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder.
Boycotts are the Simplest Way to End This Problem
Just as American’s voted against globalism by electing Donald Trump, Americans can vote against robots with their money.
If people choose to not spend their money on products that are made by robots then those companies will be faced with a dilemma: Hire human beings again or go out of business.
Unfortunately this is a situation where once the power is gone from the people and is turned over to a small elite ruling class it will be gone forever.