Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Apocalypse Alert: Robots Are Breeding Much Faster than Humans

May 10, 2016
The five reasons Amazon could hit $1000 next year

Amazon’s new robot-filled fulfillment centers--known as 8th generation--are becoming a more significant portion of the installed base and will boost margins, according to Kirjner. “In 2017, 8th generation fulfillment centers will likely exceed 40% of Amazon's fulfillment capacity. We believe the variable cost per unit fulfilled in these newer fulfillment centers is significantly lower and, as they become a larger portion of the installed base, we may see fulfillment expenses improve even faster than they did in 2015,” he wrote.

8th generation? Already?

I thought the Duggars (19 Kids and Counting) gave mankind a glimmer of hope, but damnit, they just aren't breeding fast enough to keep up!

As a side note, "fulfillment expenses improve even faster" is not a euphemism for "robust high-paying job creation" more than likely. It's okay though. I predict that our robot overlords will faithfully serve our corporate human overlords until at least the 15th generation. That should provide a few years to prepare ourselves for the end times, lol. Sigh.

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