Foxconn Replacing One Million Human Workers with Robots

It's an indisputable fact that robots are awesome and rad. Not only can they talk to spaceships and transform into cars, but they can do our jobs too. Some may say that's a bad thing, but I for one can't wait to live in this new robot paradise, which Foxconn is now helping to usher in.

Foxconn is going through with their plans to purchase one million robots to replace human workers in their factories. The robots are being bought for $25,000 each and will perform assembly tasks. Twenty five thousand dollars is about three times a Foxconn worker's average salary, but the robots will obviously pay for themselves and then some.

Of course, while this is a great business move, it does spell trouble for many, and not just those currently being replaced. The ever-looming robot apocalypse is happening, though not in the dramatic way everyone's imagined. When they start building robots that can replace mediocre freelance writers, then it will truly be time to worry.

via Tech Crunch

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