Major industry exec says that "AI, robots, and automation could start replacing workers in the global food services industry by the mid-2020s"...
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- have you looked at the markets since 48 after of the election? The economy hasn't been this strong in a decade.
And I agree with you on the one thing. If someone doesn't work, they shouldn't complain. We've been giving handouts to people who do nothing for way too long here.35w
- Yup, the entire world is dominated by capitalist economies for absolutely no reason. :)
In what way? By stopping the worldwide handouts and handholding? Dude, there's absolutely no denying that human workers are more expensive than robotic ones now for unskilled labor, and forcing employers to pay $15 an hour to the guy who won't give you $5 an hour worth of work exasperates that immensely. Toss in another $50,000 a year in health insurance per full time employee, and ask yourself why in the world would McDonald's keep two full time people on staff instead of two $25,000 a year touch screens?35w
- People have been being replaced by machines for decades. Do you remember a time where there was "wake ups". These people used to be alarm clocks before we had them. They'd walk round in the morning and throw small rocks at your window to wake you up.
Before streetlights there was the guy who would have to go around town at dusk and dawn and light or extinguish the fire lit lanterns.
Before the printing press there was a guy who's job was to make copies of books by hand writing them. It also used to be someone's job to pick up all the shit from horses in the city streets before we had cars and only had horse drawn carriages.
The list goes on. And in this day and age, people who take your food order at a kiosk is the past. People being replaced by machines is nothing new.35w
- And yet the problem will always be there, worst disgusting food served fast and no regulated controls on how it is processed and served for human consumption!35w
- I have some of the best health insurance available and my company paid less than $12,000 for mine last year. I don't know where you heard $50,000 but the number on my W-2 is nowhere near that.35w
- to be fair the markets have been strong for the most part ever since 2009 and with no actual correlation to the way people felt about the economy. That's the reason for the protest votes of Sanders and Trump.35w
- I wonder if the difference here is the combination of population explosion over the last century as well as the explosion of technology especially AI encroaching on the creation of new human jobs before humans can get to them.35w