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Burger-flipping robot could ‘completely obviate’ the need for human employees

OWoN: Once adopted by the likes of MacDonalds and Burger King, hundreds of thousands of jobs will disappear very quickly. Be very clear, these stores help huge numbers. It's employment. Once that goes, God help them all. Welfare won’t that’s for sure. Technology will be remorseless.




The Raw Story
By Travis Gettys
11 August 2014

A robot that can make 360 burgers an hour could put many fast-food workers out of a job – exactly as its designers intended.

Silicon Valley-based Momentum Machines developed the device, which is more like an assembly line than a humanoid robot, reported Singularity Hub.

“Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient,” said Momentum co-founder Alexandros Vardakostas. “It’s meant to completely obviate them.”

The company says the burger-flipping robot could take the place of two or three line cooks and save restaurant owners about $90,000 a year in salary and benefits.

The robots also reduce liability, management duties, and the space needed to prepare food, the website reported.

Some restaurant owners could use those savings to improve the quality of ingredients – basically offering gourmet burgers at fast-food prices – but others could offer the same quality food at lower prices.

Many currently employed fast-food workers live below the poverty line despite working minimum-wage jobs, and the robot’s designers say they’ve got plans to help millions of low-skill workers find other jobs if they’re displaced by automation.

“We want to help the people who may transition to a new job as a result of our technology the best way we know how: education,” Momentum says on its website.

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8 comments :

  1. “We want to help the people who may transition to a new job as a result of our technology the best way we know how: education,” Momentum says on its website.

    Yes, then these newly educated employees can join the many many well-educated unemployed workers already looking for jobs. Great solution (sarcasm).

    A better solution would be for people with means (money) to support the business that hire and treat their employees well, treat their customers well, and offer good products. Our dollars are our vote in many ways.

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    1. Phoenix,
      We are the ones that we have been waiting for.

      I have tapped into investors whose agenda is not to do the right thing but to follow the script that TPTW wrote, and it's all about GREED, SELFISHNESS, TAKEOVER, AND ME, ME, ME...after all, they would not have the money but for TPTW.

      They wrote the flawed books, and we have to re-write them with truth and integrity. This is why so many people have fallen through the gaps because they become frustrated and disillusioned when they follow the script and things do not happen as they are written. It's time for true, fair, honest, transparent business; and we have to create the model that will go forward.

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    2. Fedup, I totally agree with you. I can't wait to have the funds to start making this happen!

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    3. Yup! Phoenix, we are above the "fray" and being here is the best place to be informed and aware of what we have to do to move our world model ahead.

      Our world is changing...and for the better!

      There's nothing like being heard for a change...

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  2. Goal of Booming ‘Internet of Things’: Monitoring, Sensing, Remote Control – Factory Workers First, You Next
    by Wolf Richter • August 6, 2014
    http://wolfstreet.com/2014/08/06/youll-be-one-of-the-things-in-the-internet-of-things/

    The “Internet of Things” is the next Big Thing. A universe of devices connected to data centers: your fridge, toaster, alarm clock, garage-door opener, pickup truck, self-driving car, thermostat, “intelligent toilet,” and other doodads.

    They’re equipped with a computer chip, other hardware, sensors, and software that can pick up all sorts of data and transmit it via Wi-Fi, cellular, Bluetooth, ZigBee, RFID, and other wireless technologies to hub devices, such as smartphones or PCs, which then pass it on via the Internet to a trusty data center where the data will be used and monetized by one or more corporations. And as we now know, various government agencies can get access to this data in a snap.

    You’ll be able to close your garage door with your smartphone, check how many times your kids opened the fridge and what they took out, and you’ll be able to chart it. In turn, your fridge and your pantry will put your grocery list together, transmit it to your smartphone while you’re shopping, or directly to the company that delivers your groceries. Your car remains in constant contact with a data center, and if it stalls on the highway, the data stream it sends back notifies the data center, and help is on the way. If you’re speeding, it might send the data directly to the proper law enforcement agency so that when you get home, you already have the speeding ticket in the email. Your thermostat senses what’s going on in your home, learns the details, the comings and goings, if anyone is at home, and who, and it also adjusts the temperature.

    OK, got it. This is for your own benefit.

    Google is at the forefront. It acquired Nest, whose thermostat learns the details of your home and its occupants. It invented Google Glass. It is experimenting with self-driving cars. The possibilities are endless. And based on Google Glass, work is being done to link factory workers to the Internet of Things to make them more efficient. As Automotive News breathlessly reported:

    New factory technology is in the pipeline that will turn workers’ clothing into data-emitting devices for plant management. The benefit? Engineers will be able to constantly monitor the air temperature, humidity, and working conditions of a factory process, and track employee motions for ergonomics research and safety concerns.

    Internet-connected wearable devices will transmit data automatically, which allows the factory’s computer system to manage and adjust, for example, tooling and equipment on the fly without human intervention, explained Jason Prater, VP of development at Plex Systems, whose Manufacturing Cloud, according to its website, runs the factory operations of “nearly 400 companies.”

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  3. Mark of the Beast Tech…A new way to beam power to medical chips deep inside the body
    http://breakingdeception.com/mark-beast-tech-new-way-beam-power-medical-chips-deep-inside-body/

    Poon_microstimulator_grain_rice_680x320May 21, 2014 – A Stanford electrical engineer has invented a way to wirelessly transfer power deep inside the body, and use this power to run tiny electronic medical gadgets such as pacemakers, nerve stimulators, or new sensors and devices yet to be developed.

    The discoveries reported Monday May 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) culminate years of efforts by Ada Poon, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, to eliminate the bulky batteries and clumsy recharging systems that prevent medical devices from being more widely used.

    The technology could provide a path toward a new type of medicine that allows physicians to treat diseases with electronics rather than drugs. “We need to make these devices as small as possible to more easily implant them deep in the body and create new ways to treat illness and alleviate pain,” said Poon.

    The PNAS paper describes how Poon’s team built an electronic device smaller than a grain of rice that acts as a pacemaker. It can be powered or recharged wirelessly by holding a power source about the size of a credit card above the device, outside of the body.

    New generation of sensors and stimulators possible...
    (Read entire article at above link)

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  4. Wonderful (sarcasm) and who is going to have the money to afford all these wonderful products?? And if I am deep in sarcasm here it is because the control of the slaves will be excessive.
    darkening

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    1. Nothing surprises me with the NWO crowd...fear mongering is their "emm oh" (M.O). Their depopulation plan under Agenda 21 is the tip of the iceberg

      According to many researchers, NWO want a total cloned population, transhumanism, including robotoids.

      Guess what, they have been using funny money since 1933 (fiat) backed by nothing...this is how they will afford it, this is their plan.

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