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Foxconn-to-Enable-1-Million-Robots-to-Replace-Workers-in-the-Next-3-Years
By historyfuturenow On Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Migrant Workers in China Face Competition from Robots – Technology Review

iPhone manufacturer Foxcon is planning to switch many of the repetitive tasks done by its labour force in China to being done by robots.  This could be politically even more problematic for them than the rash of More...

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