Robots Threaten American Workers; Quiet Quitting's Impact; New Ship Faces Scrap Heap | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 84

Also on the podcast, solar trees power homes, farmers ditch scarecrows for laser beams, electric spoon makes food taste salty, 'full self-driving' faces ban and the Navy's new destroyer.

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Quiet Quitting: The Latest Trend That No One's Happy About - @2:38

Quiet quitting has created a conversation about workers' rights and economic stability. People are angry on all sides of the argument.

'Solar Tree' Can Power Your House, Charge Your EV - @11:47

There's a new solar tree in the photovoltaic forest.

Amazon's Robot Workforce Could Doom the American Worker - @19:30

In just eight years, most humans have been replaced by machines in U.S. warehouses and factories. Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to find jobs. This is the vision of Jason Boyce, author of The Amazon Jungle and someone who spent 18 years as a Top-200 Amazon seller.

Farmers Are Ditching Scarecrows for Laser Beams - @31:29

Birds in California are causing farmers up to $4,000 dollars in annual damage per acre. As a result, the Scarecrow's days may be numbered because of the AVIX Autonomic Mark II autonomous laser system.

World's Largest Cruise Ship to Be Sold for Scrap - @40:27

The world’s largest cruise ship will be sold for scrap before it even gets a chance to set sail.

In Case You Missed It

Electric Spoon Lightly Shocks You to Make Food Taste Saltier - @49:46

Kirin Holdings has designed a spoon and bowl combination that uses weak electric currents to make food taste saltier.

Bill Could Ban Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ - @53:48

California lawmakers are listening to the podcast.

Navy Wants a Destroyer with Lasers and Hypersonic Missiles - @57:51

The Navy is looking to a future ship with lasers that can shoot down missiles and attack enemies with hypersonic missiles traveling 3,800 mph.

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