Are Machines Taking Over…the Workplace?
Interesting listen. From NPR Radio Times.
One of the points made is that manufacturing will return to the US. The logic is robots (computers) keep doubling in productivity every 18 months. Aka Moore's law. So eventually it will be less expensive to manufacture stuff in the USA as it is to pay Chinese slaves pennies an hour and then ship it across the world.
Problem is manufacturing will return but jobs wont.
Funny line from the piece:
Ford executive to UAW chief while touring the floor of a new automated Ford factory. “How are you going to get all of the Robots to pay Union Dues?”
UAW Chief “Not sure, But how are you going to get them to buy Fords?”