why don’t robots do the work?

why not?

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why aren’t houses better bigger and cheaper like personal computer desktop?

government restrictions

lawyers, banks, insurance and other admin parasites on the economy

outa work? what?  build housing interchangable parts at the factory

plastic blocks filled with concrete

steel concrete columns capped with metal and then plastic slat walls

all concrete packed houses

compressed interlocking bricks made from earth

ideas are endless

no way there should be unemployed people

get everyone in the game and lower money to lawyers and insurance, block lawyers n judges from allowing people to sue for any defect or accident in building and in other production areas

lower prison sentences

make sure freedom of speech is not blocked in prison

make sure the predatory law system is not fucking people for its own gain and that it remains felxible no nuke the perp with 20 years or nothing kinda bullshit

More robots coming to U.S. factories

More robots coming to U.S. factories

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Manufacturers will significantly accelerate their use of robots in U.S. factories over the next decade as they become cheaper and perform more tasks, constraining payroll growth, according to a study out Tuesday.

The development is expected to dramatically boost productivity and slow the long-standing migration of factories across the globe to take advantage of low-cost labor, says the Boston Consulting Group report.

“Advanced robotics are changing the calculus of manufacturing,” says Harold Sirkin, a senior partner at the management consulting firm.

A handful of nations, including the U.S. and China, are poised to reap the biggest benefits of the automation wave.

About 1.2 million additional advanced robots are expected to be deployed in the U.S. by 2025, BCG says. Four industries will lead the shift — computer and electronics products; electrical equipment and appliances; transportation; and machinery — largely because more of their tasks can be automated and they deliver the biggest cost savings.

About 10% of all manufacturing functions are automated, a share that will rise to nearly 25% in a decade as robotic vision sensors and gripping systems improve, BCG says.

Meanwhile, costs are tumbling. The cost to purchase and start up an advanced robotic spot welder has plunged from $182,000 in 2005 to $133,000 in 2014, with the price forecast to drop another 22% by 2025.

That’s prodding manufacturers to replace workers. BCG says manufacturers tend to ratchet up their robotics investment when they realize at least a 15% cost savings compared with employing a worker. In electronics manufacturing, it already costs just $4 an hour to use a robot for a routine assembly task vs. $24 for an average worker.

Within two years, the number of advanced industrial robots in the U.S. will begin to grow by 10% a year, up from current annual growth of 2% to 3%, the study says.

The impact on U.S. factory workers is mixed.

Replacing employees with robots is projected to result in a manufacturing workforce that’s 22% — or a few million workers — smaller by 2025 than it otherwise would have been. But factory payrolls are still expected to rise because of an expanding economy and the growing tendency of manufacturers to move some production back to the U.S. from overseas — a trend known as reshoring, Sirkin says.

Indeed, the spread of robotics itself should make the U.S. more productive than many other countries, creating more jobs. BCG estimates reshoring and rising exports will add 2.5 million to 5 million factory jobs in the U.S. by 2020. Many low-skills jobs, however, will be eliminated while higher-skill positions, such as operating and maintaining robots, are expected to grow.

The U.S. is among six countries that the research firm characterizes as “fast” adopters of advanced robotics, including China, Canada, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom. But it says several countries will be even more aggressive — Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

The U.S. is expected to be far ahead of a larger number of slower adopters, such as France, Italy, Belgium and Brazil.

The surge in robotics will spawn smaller factories that can easily replicate assembly systems to serve local markets with customized products, the report says.

you can’t sue for that needs to be common in usa, more than ever

life should not be help back by banks and insurance

allow mass produced housing, de regulate, and everyone healthier and richer, less scarcity

stop optimizting for bank and insurance or massive expensive mortgage and houses and lawsuits all over the place if something goes wrong

bad thing happening doesnt meann you get to sue someone to pay for it based on idea of liability

liability is a bad idea