On the job front: Amazon robots are in place to process Christmas orders

Kiva warehouse robots are wired in to a computer system that tracks customer orders as well as where everything is located on the floor.

The Wall Street Journal article below notes that the robots may save Amazon $400 million to $900 million a year in so-called fulfillment costs, namely the dollars spent to assemble and ship the merchandise. The good news is increased efficiency, but clearly humans are being phased out of certain aspects of warehouse work, even though the company is hiring extra temps for the holidays.

Just how is the future economy supposed to work with far fewer human workers needed to produce goods and services? One analyst estimates that one in three jobs will be done by smart machines by 2025, only 11 years from now. The Amazon warehouse is an example that the change to automation is already far along.

With a radically transformed economy in the near future, America certainly doesn’t need to import millions of immigrants, even though the boomer generation is retiring from jobs (one common excuse for excessive immigration)…

Read more…there is even a video of the robots…

 

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  • Fran800

    We most certainly do not need these immigrants. We are importing a future lumpenprolentariat that will destroy our grandchildren.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Why can’t “Amazon” run our illegal alien detention centers?
    Q: “Can I have that immigration hearing with guaranteed “overnight” deportation?”
    A: Sure, but it’s extra!

  • simus1

    When I read “Amazon robots” I was already reaching for my credit card and thinking “Wow, hubba, hubba, they will be really hot and just in time for Christmas”.
    What a let down.

  • Exile1981

    They need to be painted blue and randomly say “Exterminate”, that would be supper cool.