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  •  Human beings are becoming obsolete very fast. (0+ / 0-)

    You asked the following question:

    The real question is where is the growth of modern manufacturing?

    I can give you a simple example that happened about 9 or 10 years ago, because that might answer part of your question.

    About 10 years ago Ford or GM decided to place its latest plant in Brazil, because Brazil was the market that was growing at that time.

    I don’t remember if it was Ford or GM, anyway, they built this modern facility in Brazil to produce a certain number of cars per year. At that time they had a similar factory in Detroit producing that same number of cars per year – but the factory in Detroit employed at that time 3,500 people and the new factory in Brazil employed only 89 people since they were using the latest in technology in the new factory in Brazil.

    The point is: even if they are building factories in 3rd world countries they are not building it with old technologies, in many cases they are using the state-of-the-art in new technology, and they are not producing as many jobs as people think that they are creating with these new technologies.

    Did you ever saw the inside of an IKEA distribution center?

    It is all automated inside their warehouse and there are very few people working on these places – they are doing everything with new technology and not people.


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