“Amazon’s First Fully Automated Factory Is Anything But”

Title“Amazon’s First Fully Automated Factory Is Anything But”
Year for Search2019
AuthorsMerchant, Brian
Secondary TitleThe New York Times
Paginationonline
Date PublishedOctober 21, 2019 with over 55 comments
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The dystopia of working as a support to the robots in a warehouse, repairing them, cleaning up after them, doing the work they can’t do in conditions designed for the robots and not for humans. 

URLhttps://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/21/opinion/future-amazon-automation.html
Info Notes

One of a series of “Op-Eds From the Future” that began May 27, 2019 and continued regularly through the rest of the year, with most, but not all, with eutopian or dystopian elements. 

Illustration

Illus. John Karborn

Holding Institutions

online

Author Note

The author is a journalist, and editor of Motherboard, and the founder of Terraform.

Full Text

2019 Merchant, Brian. “Amazon’s First Fully Automated Factory Is Anything But.” Illus. John Karborn. The New York Times (October 21, 2019) https://www. nytimes.com/2019/10/21/opinion/future-amazon-automation.html with over 55 comments. One of a series of “Op-Eds From the Future” that began May 27, 2019 and continued regularly through the rest of the year, with most, but not all, with eutopian or dystopian elements.

The dystopia of working as a support to the robots in a warehouse, repairing them, cleaning up after them, doing the work they can’t do in conditions designed for the robots and not for humans. The author is a journalist, and editor of Motherboard, and the founder of Terraform.