11.19.2003

 
Fedex Robots
Wired News: FedEx Delivers New Tech Lab

Fedex has created a new 90,000 square foot research facility called the FedEx Institute of Technology. From the article:In the article Robotic Nation I predict that pilots will be one of the first professions to be eliminated by robots. Customer service agents are already in danger as their jobs move overseas.

The question we should be asking is, "What new jobs will the economy create to absorb all of the pilots, customer service agents and drivers that Fedex will replace with robots/AI over the next 20 to 30 years?" Fedex will be dumping tens of thousands of employees onto the unemployment line, and at the same time every other major company will be doing the same. Right now the economy is not creating high-paying, exciting new jobs at any rate that will accomodate all of the newly unemployed. See Robotic Nation for details.

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