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Industry 4.0: Triumph of robots, defeat for humans?

A few years ago, it was an expression for a future project of the German federal government, today it is a serious political agenda. Industry 4.0 is one of many areas in the expanding field of digitalization. All elements of the production cycle, from development to recycling, are digitized in some way. The focus is not on human machine operation, but rather on machine communication and automation with minimal human input. Is this where a dystopian nightmare begins for all fitters, technicians and warehousemen? … Read More