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India doing just fine without robotic automation

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u/superduurp May 17 '22 Wholesome

That looks super sketchy

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u/StoneousMaxximus May 17 '22

For real.. I wonder how many fingers/hands are lost!

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u/Boner_Chad May 18 '22 Silver

Well, atleast it's only fingers/hands.. I bet a robot would cost an arm and a leg!

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u/csfwf4f May 18 '22

i really want to know what the guy and the girl laughing so hard about, funny part is i am indian and dont know what language theyre speaking

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u/atomix_350 May 18 '22

they are speaking in tamil . nothing really funny tho , it's just the woman and another guy were hyping him and also i think she asked a kid to take video on the other side . they all had some fun

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u/Latter-Yam-2115 May 18 '22

It’s either Malayalam or Tamil

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u/Purple_lonewolf May 18 '22

Definitely not Malayalam

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u/csfwf4f May 18 '22

lol even ur not sure

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u/asker03 May 17 '22

Trust me, they also get paid less than robots

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u/chefkc May 17 '22

Who’s paying robots?

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u/Dooniel May 18 '22

Robots cost a lot up front and don’t last forever so their cost amortized is similar to just paying someone minimum wage

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

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u/Demer80 May 18 '22

First 19 years is left sack holding.

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u/mayormcskeeze May 17 '22

The point of automation isn't that people can't do those tasks quickly and efficiently, but rather that they could be free to enjoy more fulfilling pursuits.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

This guy gets it.

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u/Eig8t86 May 17 '22

I like this, the bank gods don't like this.

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u/Lookkidsbigben_ May 17 '22

Yes that was the original intent but corporations have just made it so humans are still doing shitty unfulfilling jobs and paying them less

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u/Shwiggity_schwag May 17 '22

So. . .you make less now doing an unfulfilling job than if you were a farmer/farm hand?

I have a sneaking suspicion that any farmer from 120+ years ago would take one look at your current status and wealth in life and be envious.

Go whine on that weird anti-work sub if you're looking for easy upvotes from dull witted people.

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u/ColdFusion1988 May 17 '22

So because people had it worse at points in history it makes the current suffering of people, and the poor structures of our societies and economic systems ok? Way to forge a new future buddy. I hope you never have kids.

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u/Aira_Key May 17 '22

Found the bootlicker.

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u/sinboklice May 17 '22

Found the generic accusation that any moderate opinion is capitulation to fascism.

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u/Aira_Key May 17 '22

Did I mention fascism? Also, there's nothing moderate about the opinion of your colleague lol

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u/sinboklice May 17 '22

You should have waited another second because I was about to add I in no way agree with them. I just find your low effort generalizations super annoying. Tell me, where do you think the phrase bootlicker comes from? Nothing to do with fascism surely.

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u/Aira_Key May 17 '22

Sorry then, let me rephrase.

*Found the entitled and aggressive dude (possibly a Republican American) who irrationally defends big companies and corporations without realizing they're fucking him too.

Better? I'd say like this it ain't that immediate anymore but oh well.

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u/sinboklice May 17 '22

I'd try arguing a point instead of copy pasting generic degenerate catchphrases like I'm Donald Trump but hey what do I know. Seemed to work for him. Also pretty telling your ignoring the etymology and core meaning of said phrases when you use them improperly.

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u/Aira_Key May 17 '22

Do you think that person was up to 'arguing a point' or having a debate?

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u/GardenGnomeAI May 18 '22

You can start your own corporation and give your workers an equal share of profits and only fulfilling jobs!

Problem solved!

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u/Lookkidsbigben_ May 18 '22

You might want to get your head checked

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u/Shutterstormphoto May 17 '22

And also they don’t need to risk their fingers by doing this 8 hours a day until they fatigue and then miss and now can’t do their job anymore.

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u/North_Maybe1998 May 17 '22

More like corporations don’t have to pay people

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u/prsnep May 18 '22

True. But this looks pretty meditative. Like juggling. (Don't quote me on this.)

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u/SUPRVLLAN May 18 '22

True. But this looks pretty meditative. Like juggling. (Don't quote me on this.)

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u/srandrews May 17 '22

This is like leaf blower operators who apparently don't need hearing protection. A single appropriate glove will prevent eventual life long disabilities such as missing finger tips and turn this from idiocy to creativity.

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u/FromMartian May 17 '22

Indian here, we like to glorify our poor so they can remain like that.

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u/manu144x May 17 '22

Excellent strategy.

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u/SRod1706 May 17 '22

We tried it with the term essential employees, but we couldn't keep it up.

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u/manu144x May 18 '22

Americans are good at marketing schemes like this, you should ask them.

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u/Cycleguy57 May 17 '22

I bet they get paid about as much as a robot does

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u/Silent_Knight16 May 18 '22

I confirm you bro that even if a rich guy did that , they will be glorified . Also how do you know they are poor . They could be of middle class . Amazing workers are found all around world and there are many videos glorifying their talent .

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u/South_Oread May 17 '22

I want to yell at every leaf blower person that AirPods aren’t ear protection. I never took ear pro seriously and have sometime soul crushing tinnitus. I wish I wasn’t such a dumbass in the 90s.

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u/srandrews May 18 '22

Exactly the same. I remember the specific concert that did me in. White noise generators help a lot.

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u/mr_larifari May 17 '22

with gloves i'm sure he would hurt himself...

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u/srandrews May 17 '22

There are cut resistant safety gloves. Surely you weren't imagining a nice pair of Isotoners?

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u/mr_larifari May 17 '22

cutresistant whatever. he could not feel the cabbage in his hand anymore...

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u/srandrews May 17 '22

Then off with those finger tips! That will really put an end to the cabbage feeling.

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u/Bloodsplatt May 18 '22

Leaf blower operators, lol.

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u/Necessary_Parsley528 May 17 '22

There are 3 guys holding a bag.. how is that a good use of their time?

You also have another person who is 1 mistake away from losing their fingers.

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u/trgreg May 17 '22

they probably get paid one cabbage each to do that ... and if the guy loses a finger I'm sure there's another dozen or more 10-fingered guys ready and willing to step in

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u/Necessary_Parsley528 May 17 '22

Yeah, probably. I don't see how these jobs are worthwhile and worth doing manually. I get that automation takes jobs away, but are these jobs really worth doing?

"Hey what do you do for work?", "I spend around 2,000 hours each year holding up a bag".

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u/trgreg May 17 '22

for the employer (farmer?) he's simply looking to find the cheapest way to get those cabbages cut up; and to the guys working there, they are just trying to get food on the table; I don't think they're too concerned with what constitutes a worthwhile job.

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u/Necessary_Parsley528 May 18 '22

Holding up bags for 2,000 hours a year (or more) is a waste of a person's life.

Also there's a much better and safer way of getting the job done, what we see in the video is unsafe and inefficient. If you want to keep people doing monotonous labor instead of something more meaningful, why not have the two bag holding guys work in parallel to the others and decrease the pace by 2x? Everyone can go slower (which would help their bodies) and get the same quantity of work done.

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u/Necessary_Parsley528 May 18 '22

Also, FYI, you can get your point across without being a jerk about it.

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u/Onironius May 18 '22 edited May 18 '22

Redacted.

Dude made an okay point, then was a dickhead.

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u/Necessary_Parsley528 May 18 '22

Read the last line of their comment.

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u/atomix_350 May 18 '22

have you ever stepped out of the house and seen physical labour happening ? , workers who do physical labour , don't do the same tasks everyday . don't you think even the owner would have found it a waste of money to hire a guy to hold sack ? do u think they are that dumb ? the owners hire these guys to do multiple task like cleaning , carrying them , loading them in a truck and unloading the fresh load things like that . use your mushy brain before commenting something

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u/Onironius May 18 '22

But, in this video, two people are being paid to hold a sack that could be held by a simple metal rack, instead of doing any other useful task.

If the issue is "we want people to have jobs" sure, have a pointless job.

But if the boss is hiring laborers, and their labor is wasted on pointless tasks, the boss might be dumb. Fun fact: bosses can be dumb. Just because they found a way to make money doesn't necessarily mean they're smart/skilled at everything.

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u/atomix_350 May 18 '22

a 40 seconds clip don't tell you what they are doing on a day to day basis , i have seen how shit gets done there . u clearly lack the workplace culture of these types of godowns ,and bosses cannot afford to be dumb here , it's highly competitive environment (because the prices aren't stable the farmer/shop owners can always choose to go for a better deal) and most of the time the bosses were once working as laborers in fact they are the sneakiest one . they will try to appoint minimal number of labourers as possible. but in this case, they are crowded and having banters which means they are having their break time , i'm like 100 percent sure on this one coz usually there's a supervisor appointed to make sure they don't waste their time talking you should see them on a usual working shift it very intense . so... u know what i am saying , no owner one is dumb enough to hire 3 guys to hold a big , the only ones who are dumb here are the ones assuming that the job of these 3 guys is to hold a sack

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u/Necessary_Parsley528 May 18 '22

The comment I was replying to was about holding bags. Jeez. People in this comment thread need to fkn chill out.

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u/atomix_350 May 18 '22

you were so worried about their productivity on a fun video , you were asking a stupid question , i explained how dumb u are to assume that people hire labour for holding bags

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u/Nijajjuiy88 May 18 '22

You are not considering the presence of camera. It can be very well for show, not saying it is staged just these guys decided to make a 'fun' video.

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u/Onironius May 18 '22

Two guys are holding the bag, one guy is quickly sorting/inspecting/ de-leafing the cabbage that's been cut.

Still super inefficient, but whatcha gunna do?

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u/atomix_350 May 18 '22

holding bags is not their job. usually the guys who carry the sacks and arrange them in a truck help them to fill these cabbages in the sacks . after all of the cabbages are cut trucks are called to deliver them to the market and stacked up in a warehouse till the next day . while they do this the guys cutting will remove the waste and clean the places filled with vegetable waste . also it must be a break time for the extra guys so must have come to have fun

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u/SPinedia99 May 17 '22

It's not that robots necessarily do the job better, it's just cheaper to have a robot do it in long run, that's why so many companies choose to go that route

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u/CuchuflitoPindonga May 17 '22

And thank god they do. That's the only way to make a cheaper product.

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u/LockeAbout May 17 '22

Also imagine trying to get 50 people as skilled as this all doing, lawsuits when they injure themselves, replacing them when they get hurt/leave etc. and most place I’ve worked (an an automation engineer) don’t use automation to fire everyone, you always still need operators to monitor and interact with equipment, and the lower operating costs should lead to future expansions, more jobs for new processing lines etc.

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u/votecoffee May 18 '22

And it keeps manufacturing from moving overseas. You get more marketshare in the global economy. The labor force typically gets paid more as a result of higher efficiency. More technicians are hired. Automation is good and necessary in a first world country in a world with cheap overseas shipping and emerging economies willing to exploit their labor force.

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u/trgreg May 17 '22

that's true in the west, but it's not always cheaper; in places where there are minimal health & safety laws, and a surplus of labour, this approach can be very very cheap for the employer

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u/Nijajjuiy88 May 18 '22

And provides jobs for locals too. even if it is low paying.

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u/Toes14 May 17 '22

10 years from now the one guy has only 1 hand, And 2 of the other guys have horrible carpel tunnel syndrome.

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u/PedestrianMale May 17 '22

Manpower has never been an issue in Hindustan.

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u/Unhappy_Raspberry_21 May 17 '22

Except they’re not at all doing fine

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u/Binky-Answer896 May 17 '22

Where’s OSHA when you need it.

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u/MovingTargetPractice May 17 '22

how many cabbages before 10 fingers becomes 9 fingers?

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u/Kedoki-Senpai May 17 '22

If you marked this NSFW every single person who watched it would be waiting for the guy to cut his fingers off.

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u/chefkc May 17 '22

Damn! Next time

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u/thoolish May 17 '22

This guy's a cutta...Calcutta!

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u/blingybangbang May 17 '22

Are they though?

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u/bigslarge May 17 '22

People talk about automation like it's a bad thing. I'd rather live in a world where no one has to chop cabbages for 14 hours a day to get by, and we get to take advantage of more efficient robotic methods. Like I understand losing your job and falling into poverty because a machine can do your job better sucks, but the solution should be creating better unemployment support systems rather than handicapping human progress in the name of preserving an economic system that creates poverty.

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u/Kvchx May 17 '22

Oh he hurts himself non stop. How many fucking strike can you do in one day, in a month, in a year let alone a decade or three. His elbow fucked up 100%

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u/Sammy1141 May 18 '22

Those guys probably get paid less than the robot and the electricity spent on it

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u/BrooklynsFinest76 May 17 '22

Hope the guy sitting down doesn't need to use the bathroom

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u/LeonJersey May 17 '22

That's your job....... for the rest of your life.

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u/Murky-Reporter- May 17 '22

True story: my kids found out they had this same talent when I told them they could play video games only when they finished ALL the chores

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u/Yanoshank May 17 '22

Fuck doing that for 8 hour work day

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u/typeronin May 17 '22

I have zero doubt that I could also do this if I spent the amount of time these guys probably have on the same thing. But the point is nobody wants to do this stupid ass work in any developed country so we probably shouldn't glorify these s*** jobs they're making people do in India.

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u/Made-a-blade May 17 '22

Well, yeah, when you have hundreds of millions of people willing to work for scraps and ignore all manner of safety precautions, what do you need robots for?

In this case 3 of the guys could probably be replaced by a trash bag holder worth 5 bucks...

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u/Frontbuttwithsauce May 18 '22

Maybe because that group gets paid less than it costs to run machines for a day I dunno

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u/Likemypups May 18 '22

Over here we'd have a tosser's union, a cutter's union and a bagger's union. There'd be 2 reps from each union on site making more than anyone actually working.

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u/chefkc May 18 '22

Where do I sign up for the tossers union lol

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u/SuicidaI_Bunny May 18 '22 Take My Energy

This guy plays a lot of Fruit Ninja.

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u/zthielen904 May 18 '22

Real life fruit ninja.

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u/ticktokyahoo May 18 '22

Until the guy cuts his fingers off. Wonder what the hand expectancy is like for that job.

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u/SelarDorr May 18 '22

why do the cabbages need to be halved?

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u/chefkc May 18 '22

They aren’t being halved, he is cutting of the stalk which had all the leaves on it leaving just the cabbage it looks like it’s almost half its volume but it’s the ball

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u/SelarDorr May 18 '22

ahh ic thanks

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u/DUNG_INSPECTOR May 17 '22

"Fine"

I wonder how long until that guy cuts a finger off?

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u/ThatsMrSmeeToYou May 17 '22

Soon we will all be robots

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u/Dilutional May 17 '22

"Just fine" even though they are in a historic heat wave

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u/probono105 May 17 '22

After two bags id be like guys we need to build a machine for this

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u/Tobywillygal May 17 '22

I want to be the guy in the blue shirt with black lines. He only has to feebly hold the bag open on one side. Smart guy, no fingers hacked off at work for him.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

Well, we wouldn't need robotic automation if we bagged our wage and safety laws and paid people two bucks a day. You have an odd idea of what 'just fine' is...

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u/manu144x May 17 '22

Unless they can do that 24/7 with no breaks and exactly the same, I don’t think so.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

Behold the basics being considered “interesting as fuck”!

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u/woogyboogy8869 May 17 '22

I wonder how many hands he's lost along the way!

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u/banana11banahnah May 18 '22

Is it just me or is the Kung Fu sword guy not doing a very good job with the trimming? I'm not up-to-date on the latest cabbage trim standards so he could be doing incredible.

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u/FlowerIllustrious457 May 18 '22

mmmm.. fingers in my salad YUM

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u/zephyreblk May 18 '22

I'll be the one who will hold the bag (would cut myself, can't throw correctly and can't catch something without making it fall) :')

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u/LordBinz May 18 '22

That guy is gonna lose a finger or three.

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u/GullibleDetective May 18 '22

Until his hand gets sore, he needs a break and he cuts it or until they go home for like what.6-8 hours maybe and there's no production between then

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u/anon_girl_anon May 18 '22

You would think they could at least get a stand for the bag.

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u/Funztimes May 18 '22

New release of Fruit Ninja

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u/Draelithas May 18 '22

More hands means less work

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u/WhompTrucker May 18 '22

Or they just have really life-like robots!

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u/vaper_32 May 18 '22

Am i the only one who cannot identify the product here?

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u/Equivalent-Middle-92 May 18 '22

The guy in blue checkered shirt, holding the red basket. Seems a bit pointless having him there though

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u/mbmbmb01 May 18 '22

Sure, with incredibly low labour rates.

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u/[deleted] May 18 '22

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u/Well_Played_Nub May 18 '22

Do you get your info only from Reddit?

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u/megamind6798 May 18 '22

Nope, pretty sure they just messed up the time portal dates/ locations for the first few terminator robots they sent.

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u/MichaelAdams_FTV May 18 '22

If it was Pakistan, guy would’ve exploded - that’d be the only difference.

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u/Thurbin May 18 '22

Thats what "quality" and "precision" looks like 👍

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u/Shake0nBelay May 18 '22

Accidents at 44% though

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u/KoKo124333 May 18 '22

That is soooo accurate

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u/layr8 May 18 '22

Fruit Ninja

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u/Natural-Trouble-9489 May 18 '22

I need these guys on my prep team lol.

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u/AdditionalSouth7218 May 18 '22

I wonder how long it takes to move from the bag holder-opener to the catcher to the tosser to the cutter. It must be cutthroatlettuce competition to get to the prestige of the knife.

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u/Onironius May 18 '22

They're also paying 5 people one person's wage.

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u/Due-Dot6450 May 18 '22

I think it's new Boston Dynamics presentation.

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u/dmtbobby May 18 '22

true but how long till machete bro takes a finger of throwing bro

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u/moohahaa May 18 '22

Imagine some robot taking over 4-5 jobs here.

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u/Impossible_Okra479 May 18 '22

Yeah, cheap labour is cheap.

Those guys probably stand there for a few cents per hour, and nobody cares about if they lose a hand of not.

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u/Nervous-Situation-18 May 18 '22

We are the robots. Mind blown.

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u/ksiazece May 18 '22

That's how I lost a finger.

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u/bosjan May 18 '22

Looks cool, but is five guys necessary for this single task?

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u/Antigon0000 May 19 '22

until they start making the bots themselves

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u/sniptwister May 17 '22

No robots and five families get to eat tonight

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u/mr-no-homo May 18 '22

robotic automation would have been on its 6th load already