Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots
Foxconn has been planning to buy 1 million robots to replace human workers and it looks like that change, albeit gradual, is about to start.
The company is allegedly paying $25,000 per robot—about three times a worker's average salary—and they will replace humans in assembly tasks. The plans have been in place for a while—I spoke to Foxconn reps about this a year ago - and it makes perfect sense. Humans are messy, they want more money, and having a half-a-million of them in one factory is a recipe for unrest.