Monday, April 13, 2020

Machinery That Creates Abundance Leaving People In Want.

On March 7 the Toronto Star ran an article which focused on the potential of robots to cook and serve food at fast food restaurants. 

In a test kitchen at Miso Robotics in Pasadena, Flippy the Robot is doing exactly that. At present Flippy costs $10,000, but cheaper models are promised in future. Flippy can be rented for $2,000 a month in a subscription basis, which breaks down to $3 an hour; a person doing the same job would cost at least $4,000 a month and robots never call in sick. Earlier versions of Flippy are already in use at Dodger Stadium and CaliBurger, a small fast food chain. 

When one thinks of the workers who will be laid off it becomes another case of machinery that creates abundance leaving people in want.

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