"War at a Distance" moves on to images of civilian automobile factories, where similar technology is at work. Here, robots manipulate tools, move cars along the assembly line, and use their camera "eyes" to perform quality tests. A couple of guys in jumpsuits periodically intervene in the production. The narrator points out that the humans are here only because there is not room for another robot. Watching the robots work with furious efficiency, it is easy to imagine a time when human beings will no longer be even minimally involved in the manufacturing process. After all, machines never need breaks, ask for raises, or go on strike.