Automated Robots Will Work More for Less Money
Ever since Elon Musk created the Tesla Gigafactory the entire world has been talking about automated systems and robots. Even though automation is already influencing every aspect of our lives, no one is ready yet to open the doors for factory robots. The reason why the entire world is not that keen on automated factories is because this means that people are going to run out of jobs.
Automated Robots will replace Humans in Factories
However, large companies such as Tesla are seeing automated robots as a necessary step in their evolution. Taking in consideration the fact that robots do not require monthly wages, it’s pretty clear why companies are looking to purchase automated factories. All that these factory robots will require is maintenance.
We should mention that this isn’t the first time that robots started taking normal jobs. Starting with the year 2000, companies have already automating their production line and opted out of employing humans. In fact, American workers have started many riots because of this along the years but this won’t stop robots from working.
Automated Robots Cost less than Slave Labor
Large companies such as Apple and Samsung have received harsh criticism over the years for setting their factories in developing countries that have lower wages. Many started accusing these large companies of slave labor. The reason why Apple and Samsung are putting up with this type of criticism is because the wages in those developing countries are 15 times lower than what American manufacturers are asking for.
According to surveys, automated robots are actually cheaper than actual slave labor. All that companies need to pay to keep a robot working is an estimated sum of $4,000 per year. This is quite a drastic change in comparison with a normal painted or welder that asks for $10,000 per year.
The question that sits in everyone’s mind is what happens to all the people that are left without a job? Well, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk says that they will be entitled to a universal wage. This will basically be an income system that gives the same amount of money to every citizen. Although, Elon Musk’s statement is still just a speculation and we have to wait and see how things evolve.