by Jason Simpkins
“The factory of the future will have only two employees: a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.” – Autodesk CEO Carl Bass
It’s true that many U.S. factory jobs were shipped overseas during the past quarter-century, but don’t underestimate the impact of robotics.
Some 22 million manufacturing jobs were lost globally between 1995 and 2002, even as industrial output soared 30% due to technological advances.
You see, it’s not just the United States. Manufacturing jobs in Japan and Germany have been dwindling since 1990. Even manufacturing in China has trended downward since 1996.