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Replacing Humans With Robots is now a Reality

Updated on May 28, 2016
Robot in the Workforce, A primitive version of Foxconn's robots. Image by PDTillman
Robot in the Workforce, A primitive version of Foxconn's robots. Image by PDTillman | Source

Apple Replaces 60,000 People with Robots in China

China's current population is an astounding 1,381,769,778 people. Foxconn one of the biggest tech suppliers to Apple has started the revolution of robots replacing humans. Recently the company replaced 60,000 men in one of its factories with robots. Why? The companies' main goal is to replace the inefficient people working in the factory with more efficient robots which would meet the production demands faster and more easily. (Robots don't need holidays or days off!) They also believe that minimum wage is increasing dramatically (currently at $15.) This led the company and many famous tech executives to believe that replacing non-efficient humans which are getting paid $15 with efficient robots would be a smart idea which would save money and time. Former CEO of McDonalds Ed Rensi even stated, "It's cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who is inefficient, making $15 an hour bagging French fries." This would be from a long-term point of view.

While robots may prove efficient in China, robots would also increase manufacturing and production of items in America. Currently, production in America has reduced because items abroad have been cheaper to make. If American companies can utilize robots not only would they be efficient, they would have more time to think of cheaper materials. Currently, Foxconn supplies parts of Iphone's and Ipad's to Apple which means the devices are clearly not completely made in the U.S. If Apple really wants to start full production in America, it is imminent that Robots will be needed. So let me ask you, what do you think about this robot situation? Reply in the comment section below.

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