Apparently, even if you have never spoken out of turn to your boss, you’re willing to work 24 hours a day without complaint, and you don’t require so much as a penny in salary, you still can’t keep your job.
Yes, the latest victim of layoffs is the Japanese robot. Read the Times story here. Since the recession hit, demand has declined substantially for gizmos made by robots. Many of the robots now out of work had in fact previously been building more robots—and who needs the competition, right?
This moment in time may be remembered as the one in which power began shifting from man to bot. That’s right, robots may soon try to form unions.