This website has examined the expanded use of technology to deprive Americans of their jobs, and physical robots illustrate that workplace revolution very clearly. However, clever software also eliminates many workers, though not as visually. For example, tax software now performs the calculations that were earlier done by human tax preparation experts.
That transformation is occurring […]
Despite the extreme headline, the factory being constructed is not 100 percent robots with zero humans: rather, the aim is to cut only 90 percent of the facility’s workforce. Oh joy.
Nevertheless, the headline shows the trend as it is envisioned by captains of industry from Beijing to Fort Worth. Human workers are a cost to […]
We have become accustomed to seeing robots in the workplace in big industries like auto manufacturing, but most Americans work in smaller companies, so the threat of smart machine replacement for those jobs is not so great, right? Wrong.
Baxter the robot, a machine introduced a couple years ago, costs around $22,000 to purchase and $3/hour […]
Fortune magazine has an article reassuring tippy top inventive people that a robot won’t take their jobs. In particular, if someone’s work requires creativity then they are probably secure. It’s the last century jobs using repetition that are at risk — from welder to librarian.
Below, auto manufacturing once supplied millions of middle class jobs for […]
For years, immigration restrictionists were met with the question, “But who will pick the strawberries?!”
Now the modern answer is here: “Agricultural robots will pick the berries.” The new ag bots can discern ripe strawberries from green and pick them without damage.
Mexicans are so 20th century. Plus they are humans who want water, lunch and rest […]
Today, April 14, 2015, is the 150-year anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination just five days after Lee’s surrender ending the Civil War. The murder changed American forever and is a reminder that we get to where we are from where we’ve been. Left-wingers believe people are blank slates that can be molded into compliant cogs […]
On Sunday, Fox News weekend host Tucker Carlson focused on the lingering scandal of Southern California Edison firing Americans workers to replace them with cheaper foreign workers. A few days ago a group of 10 bipartisan senators called for a federal investigation of H-1b visa abuse in the case, following a March hearing which explored […]
A refreshingly bipartisan list of Senators has sent a letter to the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security and the Labor Department urging federal investigation of H-1b visa abuse. Ten senators signed the letter, including five Republicans (Sessions, Grassley, Vitter, Cassidy, Inhofe) four Democrats (Durbin, Blumenthal, Brown, McCaskill) and one Independent (Sanders).
One notable name missing […]
Senator Sessions wrote an op-ed published on Friday in the Washington Post where he called for a sane approach regarding the number of immigrants America admits. He correctly noted that the changing workplace must be taken into account. When human employees are increasingly being replaced by robots, automation and computers, then the wrong idea of […]
Progress never sleeps these days, and the expansion of machine intelligence is growing faster than most of us civilians can follow. However, one simple metric is the development of the self-driving car, since Google co-founder Sergey Brin forecast in 2012 that self-driving cars would be available for consumers in five years.
Brin is putting the considerable […]
In February, I wrote about Amazon’s new “fulfillment centers” that featured increased use of robots: “North Texas: Amazon.com Promotes Its Semi-Automated Warehouses.” Managers assured the public and new local employees that the smart machines “help” humans do the heavy lifting and boring stuff that the workers don’t want to do.
We’ve heard that kind of language […]
Tuesday’s Senate hearing focused on protecting American workers brought several experts to explain the abuse of foreign worker visas to displace citizens.
One speaker was John Miano who is seen discussing legislation in the clip below, noting “the interests of American workers, the voters, are simply ignored in the I-Squared Act.”
(See more hearing clips here and […]