“If automated picking machines can be produced that have the sophistication and flexibility of human fine motor control then one human advantage is removed,”
Electronic wrist bands are being used increasingly throughout warehouses in the UK.
The surveillance tags pick up satellite signals that tell employees to move or pick up items, and times how long they take to do it.
They have attracted criticisms that warehouses are becoming "bettery farms" and employees "dehumanized".
Currently around 5,000-10,000 workers are asked to wear the surveillance systems, and it has triggered walkouts, and increases in staff turnover.
A report published says they are "one stage along a process towards full automation of some jobs"
Do you think these tagging devices are simply making time at work more productive, or part of a process of dehumanization?
Should we be concerned yet?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-06-2005 02:36
- 08-06-2005 08:32
the developed countries dehumanized already.people have to work non stop to earn money for living.The most important thing in these countries is making as much profit as possible.However it would be good to know if thye invent human robots, so they would work for us and will just do higher paid jobs or sit at home play PS2.lol.