[Someday I will have to get around to writing my essay on Thoreau as the world’s first post-industrial man. He foresaw so much, generations ahead of time. He died in 1862! Yet not only would he understand the subject of Ventura’s current column, he alluded to it in Walden and other places, long before it manifested.]
LETTERS AT 3AM –
WHAT ARE HUMAN BEINGS FOR?
Austin Chronicle – Jan. 25, 2013
Terry Gou is chairman of Foxconn, a Chinese manufacturer of iPhones. Foxconn employs more than a million people worldwide. Gou says, “As human beings are also animals, to manage one million animals gives me a headache.” Gou plans to avoid headaches by replacing his employees with more than one million robots (The New York Times online, Aug. 12, 2012).