The Foxconn Con
Throughout its gyrations, Foxconn maintained that it would create 13,000 jobs, though what those 13,000 people would be doing shifted gradually from manufacturing to research into what Foxconn calls its “AI 8K+5G ecosystem.” Other than buzzwords for high-resolution screens and high-speed cell networks, what this ecosystem is has never been fully explained.
I was going through my old Pinboard links today and found this gem from April 2019.
17 months later, Foxconn still appears to have done bupkis after getting tons of good press for themselves and the presi…🤢 early in his term.
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