60,000 jobs in one go, more than half the workforce of this Foxconn factory have been terminated thanks to robotics becoming cheap enough to implement.
Technical unemployment (replacement of workers by automation, usually either software or robotics) is accelerating. Some estimates suggest as much as 40% of current jobs could be replaced within the next decade.
Will we prepare for the massive unemployment this will lead to if we follow current patterns? We should be reducing the number of hours considered full time employment as well as increasing pay more in line with productivity gains, at a minimum, in order to maintain current levels of employment and stave off social instability. Better yet, explore options like UBI and co-operative enterprise ownership (by employees, customers, or both, not the state) because we're looking at a severe jobs shortage by the time today's toddlers are entering the workforce en masse (20 years-ish).