Skip to comments.Amazon to Increase Robots from 1,400 to 10,000 by End of 2014; Day in the Life of a Robot
Posted on 05/23/2014 8:14:47 AM PDT by Rusty0604
Have a job moving stuff or filling orders in a warehouse? If so, your job is in jeopardy.
Please consider Bezos expects 10,000 robots at Amazon warehouses by 2015
Amazon.com plans to aggressively expand its use of robots at it warehouses in 2014, rolling out 10,000 of them by the end of 2014.
Chief Executive Jeff Bezos told investors at Amazons annual shareholders meeting Wednesday that the company has about 1,000 robots picking products today.
The robots are made by Kiva Systems, a company Amazon purchased two years ago for $775 million in a bid to further automate its warehouses. Last October, the company said it had deployed 1,382 robots in three warehouses.
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the age of robots is upon us, almost.
we need to form a “robot resistance caucus” at FR.
I’m thinking sooner rather than later.....
Within 50 years, EVERY menial labor job will be done by robots (faster if the government keeps pushing minimum wage and mandatory benefit expansions).
Idle hands are the Devil’s Workshop.
Within 50 years the elites won’t need many of us at all.
In fact, they’ve given the number of us they’ll ‘need’. Something like 100M total on the whole planet.
They’re pushing this tech to make that a possibility. How they plan to get rid of the rest of us is an open question at this point.
Because once your job becomes automated or AI’d out of existence then YOU become the useless eater too.
Ding! Ding! Ding!
Next up by the elites, banning of robots and automated employee replacement devices.
Or even worse if it shouts 'allahu akbar!'.
More idle people. The employment participation rate is so low now, and more people on disability, and the few left with work have to pay for it all. It can’t last long.
Unions already trying that. They weren’t happy when horse buggy people weren’t needed, or when telephone operators didn’t have to connect each call either. I agree that automation made life much better, but what happens when no low skilled labor is needed at all?
If the healthcare mandate and other labor laws weren’t so onerous, maybe it would help keeping humans on the job more desirable.
Best way would be biological warfare. They'll make sure they have immunity, of course, and make it available to a select few for a price. The rest of the population will die of some hideous, lab-created plague over a period of several months.
and socialism (or communism) will be accepted by just about everyone.
No jobs, either civil unrest or govt handouts.
I see nothing good about this but it is inevitable and opinions are a waste of time. We’ll have to deal with it the best we can.
Why? (Serious question, not meant to be provocative.)
This place I used to be security at, had robots. They picked up pallets of printed material and bound magazines. All was well and good until one went rouge. At least one was going rouge all the time. They would stop to fast and dump 10,000 magazine pages all over the floor. Then they sit there and squawk until a person comes to their aide. There were collisions and traffic could back up all over the factory.
How long ago was that?
Well, you better hurry because I heard that Grover Norquist, the Chamber of Commerce and the GOPe are trying to formulate a plan to recruit and reach out for the robot vote.
Within 50 years the elites wont need many of us at all.
Within 50 years, most of us will be in Heaven (I hope)....I will be 95 in 50....I better not still be here....lol.
Do you plan on sterilizing your descendants as well?
Why do they need so many low skilled illegal immigrants to work if they’re going to robots?
Within 50 years, EVERY menial labor job will be done by robots
The fundamental issue is the relation of work to happiness. Basically, people fall into two categories - those who pursue happiness by exercising initiative and defining useful work, and those who accept others definitions and pursue happiness within the parameters of work as defined by others.
” I agree that automation made life much better, but what happens when no low skilled labor is needed at all?”
They all go to Mexico.
Quite nice! I've known this for a long time but never seen it put quite so succinctly.
I agree, except that it’ll be within more like 10 years, 20 at the outside.
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