A mobile phone factory in China is operated entirely by robots – and they are making fewer mistakes than humans.
The Changying Precision Technology Company factory in Dongguan City, in the country’s central Guangdong province, has replaced 90 per cent of its 650 workers with machines.
While I take anything from China with a grain of salt it can’t be denied that automation is creating a surplus population of workers.
Whether it will be as significant a displacement as feared remains to be seen.
If so why is our government importing masses of people we don’t need?