Originally published October 19 2015
Low-wage workers will soon be obsolete as Samsung announces plan to build robots cheaper than near-slave labor
by L.J. Devon, Staff Writer
(NaturalNews) High tech, specialized robots are about to replace droves of low-wage factory workers and send them packing. Samsung is partnering with South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy to invest nearly $15 million in new robots that will take away the jobs that Chinese workers typically do.
The new robots will be in charge of handling cumbersome tasks involved with smartphone assembly. Jobs that once required flexible human fingers will now be replaced with sophisticated robots capable of performing tasks that require dexterity. If Samsung's plan works, entirely new factories will be constructed in developing nations to undercut Chinese factories that employ millions of human workers.
Developing nations like China will be hit the hardest. As near-slave labor wages begin to rise in China, big businesses are looking for workers that cost cheaper and won't protest for higher pay. Why not put an end to near-slave labor by replacing human workers with sophisticated robots instead? The plan is a double edged sword; it will benefit big businesses, but leave displaced workers behind.
Robots perform tasks at a consistent speed, they don't complain and will always be at work on time. They don't even need a lunch break. Displaced workers will never be able to compete with this new technology.
With advances in automation driving low-wage workers out the door, droves of desperate workers will be clamoring for new jobs that just aren't there anymore. What happens when humans cannot compete with robots anymore? Entire economies may have no choice but to implement new social safety net programs to keep jobless societies from breaking out in desperate, violent chaos. If the jobs start going to robots, more people will demand government assistance programs just to survive.
If jobs become that scarce, then perhaps people would probably stop buying smartphones, tablets and other electronic trinkets that robots would be making. Even if that happens, however, big government may still require people to purchase the products to keep the system of power in place. After all, that's what the US government did with health insurance — the political ruling class mandated it to keep a monopolized medical system in charge of the whole charade of healthcare in the country.
What might happen if similar sophisticated robots take over fast food jobs in developed nations? Workers that once demanded a $15 hourly living wage may soon be outdone by automated machines that work for a tenth of the price.
As droves of people lose work, calls for mass socialistic programs would come on the horizon, as big businesses, governments and their robots prepare to take power over the population to determine everyone's healthcare, housing and education, all the while allotting them a set amount of food money.
Wait, isn't this what the Democratic Party's platform is already advocating for?
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