We saw this coming when we met FRIDA
, and now it's apparently happening. According to Xinhuanet
, Foxconn's founder and chairman chose a workers' party last Friday night to reveal plans for a surge in the company's robot contingent. There'll be 300,000 robots in operation by next year and a swarm-like
1,000,000 within three years -- versus just 10,000 today. The bots will be required to spray, weld and not kill themselves
. We can only imagine how this news went down at the party, but soon stuff like that will hardly matter.