Wired is running a serie called The Window.


The Window takes you on a tour of the world's most extraordinary construction projects, factories, labs, and landmarks—seen through the eyes of the people who work there.

See this second video about Kiva Systems warehouse robots.

Or this one about the production process of the Tesla Model S:


Fifteen years ago, I had a holiday job at a warehouse distribution center. It was a horrible experience. It has always served as a motivational reminder to continue studying. The permanently employed peronnel seemed to have accepted that this was their fate. They silently picked the orders and focused on their ‘targets’. Everyone had to ‘clock in’ in the morning and ‘clock out’ in the evening, and the lunch was precisely thirty minutes long. There were all kinds of measures in place to ensure a high level of effiency; the single most important metric in logistics.

Humans are the weakest link in that system. The next generation will have to look for different holiday jobs…