A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot “meant to completely obviate [employees].”
I have been saying for quite some time that the service economy is going to get the same hit that manufacturing did.. that there will be so many fast-paced technological changes, people in service jobs will soon be obsolete.. People will happily give their orders to machines, robots will, as we see here, crank out the food, and bam.. no questions asked.. no complaints, either. And the robot may not care if you like your meal, but since it’s a robot, you won’t be inclined to tell it.
That’s the future. It’s happening. Quickly, too..
So when I see fast food workers clamoring for an increase in the minimum wage, I sort of stand back and see the dust settling behind them.. the dust of the jobs.
I don’t at all say this is a good thing. But this is realistic. This is how it’s going—the future is now and the future as it is happening is making all human production obsolete. But human consumption will not be.
This is also the beginning of a future where quite possibly money, at least as we know it, is outdated, too..
Time will tell.
But time is of the essence. And Johnny 5 is alive. And he is stealing your job.