Robotic Automation (Kiva)

In my post about Humans & Physical Labor I discussed that the need for human physical labor was declining. Amazon has announced that it will be acquiring a company named Kiva for 750 million. Now usually the idea of talking about fulfillment and warehouses would usually be pretty boring but this is far from it. Check out this video below and wait till about the 25 second mark.

As impressive as this is, this is only the first step in what will eventually be an almost completely automated process. From here, packages could then be loaded on to automated trucks which could then make their way to their various destinations with near surgical precision. This does beg the question though, can a human economy be sustained if rudimentary jobs keep getting replaced by Robots or will it require a fundamental rethinking of not only the human economy, but the human condition as well.


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