Letter: What happens to energy when sun doesn’t shine?

Letters to the Editor October 11, 2015 8:00 a.m. Updated Email Print Editor:Is anyone else alarmed that robots are replacing the American labor force at an accelerating rate? (Robotics has changed, but auto industry’s interest hasn’t, Sept. 28).The human workforce should be alarmed because automobile companies in the not too distant future will not have to worry about UAW strikes, since robots don’t strike. According to the article, 50 percent of industrial robots are purchased by the automobile companies. As companies replace human beings with robots — which do not buy homes, groceries, clothing, cars, etc. — our economy, which depends on consumer purchases, will suffer.It amazes me that manufacturers are boasting of their elimination of their labor force. In the article, Jeff Ignatowski, director of sales and marketing for…


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