• Mr snrub posted an update 5 months ago

    It begins. McDonald’s in America is set to make 2500 cashiers redundant by replacing them with robots. Instead of talking to a person customers will instead get there order taken by a robot as part of the company’s “Experience of the Future” project. McDonalds says that human workers will still be used to make their junk food. I doubt however that McDonald’s will stop at robotic cashiers as I suspect that if McDonald’s is successful in this endeavour then robots maybe used to make McDonald’s junk food aswell because lets face it McDonald’s food already looks as though it made by robots anyway. The distopian world is coming.

    • This really worries me. Who does it really benefit at the end of the day? If the poor do not even have jobs then who is going to buy McDonald’s cheap junk food? In the next couple years I can see more and more people loose their jobs and unlike economic recessions these job losses will be permanent making for a lot of angry people. This industrial revolution 2.0 is going to end in tears… I hope these nerds have plenty of security as they are going to need it.

    • mike replied 5 months ago

      Getting rid of these jobs is going to make a lot of people out of work and very angry.. I wouldn’t be surprised in future if riots break out. It is bad enough that the economy is in the shape that it is. McDonald’s jobs are amongst lowest paid jobs going and in an economy where self employment and small businesses simply don’t exist, and where people bite the bullet and do them despite the humiliation associated with these jobs just to survive, it really is a kick in the teeth for these people.

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