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USA 2011: The Rise of The Manufacturing Machines

To answer your question: Yes, the title is a play on the Terminator series.  In the past decades machines have been getting faster, smarter, and more efficient. Many fear they are taking over many aspects of our lives, most importantly our jobs; however, many of those manufacturing jobs have instead been shipped overseas. Now the overwhelming sense is that we are losing jobs not to machines, but to cheap labor, benefiting other countries.  The question is, are the same machines we feared going to be what saves our manufacturing industries and the economy? Continue reading