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Johnny 5 is killing your job

Here's The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job »

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This is also the beginning of a future where quite possibly money, at least as we know it, is outdated, too..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.



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…