In the perfect world, as the dumbing down of society and elimination of critical thinking skills are a direct result of the smart phone, a super efficient futuristic robot destroying I-phones to the tune of the AC/DC hit “Thunderstruck” would be pretty cool.
Well, we are halfway there at least, as MSN reports that Apple contracts the services of a highly specialized robot, which can effectively disassemble 200 I-phones per hour. The problem realizing the dream of extricating hundreds of millions of heads from the virtual sand in liberating civilization from devices, is that the assorted parts are recycled by the corporate giant and used to create new generations of handheld mind-numbing technology.
In a delightful reference to 2001 A Space Odyssey, the appropriately named “Daisy” and her insatiable appetite for solid state components is mainly a public relations ploy by the company in reaching the impossible goal of becoming 100% “green.”
The only perpetually sustainable aspect of Apple, is that users have become more addicted to their smartphones, than the very day flow of real life. While the performance of the robot is staggering, the concern from the labor front is the number of jobs that the machine is effectively eliminating, an issue that comes to the forefront of society, as technology nears the emulation of complex workmanship skills.
Read the MSN story here.