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Wendy's to install robotic kiosks across 6,000 restaurants

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posted on May, 14 2016 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: TheKestrel04
Why not build androids instead who can be essentially mechanical slaves in human form. That way there is a cross compatibility with tools and devices that can be used by both machines and humans. If the human does not wanna do it just swap him out with the android and vice versa.


It is inefficient....

Why give a robot legs, when you never want him to move? Why give one fingers, if you only need it to lift stuff?

Plus those are 50 years away, you could build a kiosk 15 years ago.




posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: liliasthesorceress
Í wonder where this will end. I am not opposed to automation, though I am in the working class. I think it could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how its implemented and what is implemented beside it.

How far will it go?

At some point, nearly everything will be automated and then no one will have a job. What then? No one will be able to purchase anything for the billionaire class to get rich off of. No one will be able to pay taxes (except the small number of billionaires) to fund roads and schools and so on. This makes it clear that we have to at least try to make things equal for everyone (maybe through universal basic income?) or we are going to have a very unpleasant society where a tiny number of elites owns everything, and the rest of the billions of humans on this earth have nothing. Which is a recipe for disaster. Since having a job prevents people from starting revolutions or engaging in crime (as they will if they don't have jobs). I don't think the vast majority of humanity wil just sit back and let these billionaires dictate society and the economy.



If we are lucky, then it will lead to Star Trek... If we are not, it will lead to wide spread revolution and poverty.


OH MAN!!!!

THANK GOD THIS IS HAPPENING NOW!!!!

A revolution today would be won by the masses. There are no terminators today. So the elite would have to enlist the army or law enforcement to even defend themselves, let alone attack. Those are our own sons and daughters. Exactly why there will never be the house to house fighting required for a gun ban. You actually need a people to fight.


But once they have androids...and they don't have to convince other humans to help them.......oops.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: BrokedownChevy

The link in the OP is a bit hyped, as Wendy's will introduce technology like tablets or kiosks for customers to pick their order. It's not like an actual robot will make burgers. McDonalds has been testing for years but Wendys will use it on a wider scale. KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell already have apps to allow ordering and payment, no need for someone at the counter.

There are lots of robots already in the food industry, it's only a matter of time.


Alpha churns out a painless 360 hamburgers per hour. Saving money with Alpha is pretty easy to imagine. You don’t even need cashiers or servers. Customers could just punch in their order, pay, and wait at a dispensing window.

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Wang said a typical industrial robot costs around 300,000 yuan and has annual maintenance costs of 20,000 yuan. The total layout of 500,000 yuan over 10 years is considerably less than that for a 6,000-yuan-a-month technician, and robots can work three times more efficiently.


www.businessinsider.com...

And there's Domino's pizza delivery robot:


Domino’s is trialling an autonomous pizza delivery robot

Battery-powered pizzabot has 12-mile range; customers access pizza with a code.

Pizza delivery boys and girls, beware! Pizza giant Domino’s has unveiled an autonomous pizza delivery robot that is being trialled in New Zealand.


arstechnica.com...

And there are many others, like robotic arms (converted from heavy industry) in a kitchen preparing all kinds of different foods supplied by robots, a noodles robot. It'll just be a matter of time until people get their food flown in by autonomous drones, completely made by robots from farming/harvesting/preparing to distribution. It's still all too expensive because it's all custom made but once self learning robotics take off robots become much cheaper compared to human labor.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox

originally posted by: TheKestrel04
Why not build androids instead who can be essentially mechanical slaves in human form. That way there is a cross compatibility with tools and devices that can be used by both machines and humans. If the human does not wanna do it just swap him out with the android and vice versa.


It is inefficient....

Why give a robot legs, when you never want him to move? Why give one fingers, if you only need it to lift stuff?

Plus those are 50 years away, you could build a kiosk 15 years ago.
OK I edited that post but how would it be inefficient to create 1 machine that could swap places with a human than a mass variety of specialised machines?



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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If you what it to lift things get it to drive the forklift or operate a crane ,just reprogram it.So basically a standardized joe that can instantly be reprogrammed to do any task at hand. Look on the bright side we would have a slave army of machines made in our own image slaving away at our whim and we can be their rightful gods! sounds familiar..?
edit on 14-5-2016 by TheKestrel04 because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

don't you think it is creepy how some of the things we praised about Star Trek ended up actually scaring us? For example, "computer, steak, medium rare" has started off as , Lab-grown meat is in your future .Then, we have facebook and other websites/apps tapping into your cell phone to know where you are. "Computer, what is JosuaCox's current location?" and you know, someone could actually find you assuming you participated in those apps.

Then there is the fact that we can talk to our computers and ask it do arrange anything for us or simply answer questions. Alexa, Siri, Samsung and Google also have theirs. Our cell phones are becoming the tricorder of the times. "Computer" Already exists and can be accessed globally from any device. Even cloaking technology was invented ten years ago, but has been quietly developed inside the MIC no doubt.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: TheKestrel04

originally posted by: JoshuaCox

originally posted by: TheKestrel04
Why not build androids instead who can be essentially mechanical slaves in human form. That way there is a cross compatibility with tools and devices that can be used by both machines and humans. If the human does not wanna do it just swap him out with the android and vice versa.


It is inefficient....

Why give a robot legs, when you never want him to move? Why give one fingers, if you only need it to lift stuff?

Plus those are 50 years away, you could build a kiosk 15 years ago.
OK I edited that post but how would it be inefficient to create 1 machine that could swap places with a human than a mass variety of specialised machines?



Really it's when will that be cheaper than a human???



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: JoshuaCox

don't you think it is creepy how some of the things we praised about Star Trek ended up actually scaring us? For example, "computer, steak, medium rare" has started off as , Lab-grown meat is in your future .Then, we have facebook and other websites/apps tapping into your cell phone to know where you are. "Computer, what is JosuaCox's current location?" and you know, someone could actually find you assuming you participated in those apps.

Then there is the fact that we can talk to our computers and ask it do arrange anything for us or simply answer questions. Alexa, Siri, Samsung and Google also have theirs. Our cell phones are becoming the tricorder of the times. "Computer" Already exists and can be accessed globally from any device. Even cloaking technology was invented ten years ago, but has been quietly developed inside the MIC no doubt.



Nah, some things were just the natural progression. Obviously phones would lead to cordless, which led to cell phones.

Other things we imagined first in sci fi, then went and made the coolest facsimile we could.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 05:35 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Thank you capitalism for once again screwing the working man...



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

right, but I am referring to the implementation of things. Like it was always cool to watch Picard ask "computer! what is so and so's current location?" and bam either they are on this ship somewhere or not, or can identify where in the planet they are.

But today, how would you react if someone you don't know but is a fan from facebook suddenly shows up to say hello, and your like "fancy meeting you here..." and hes like "oh naw, I just tracked your location down on the computer and came to say hello" . See how suddenly, it doesn't feel that cool.

At least I would not like it.



posted on May, 14 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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Once these are installed, I'll never go to another Wendy's again.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 03:34 AM
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I'd rather use a kiosk by far. For example. I go to a pita place today and I was very bothered by the service. They failed to put any spices on the puta. They seemed almost bothered by me asking to have everything on it. Etc etc. Like what gives. Id way rather use a kiosk than deal with a minimum wage workers who hates there job. At other stores I always use the self checkout. It's way easier often times.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 05:22 AM
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originally posted by: JoshuaCox

originally posted by: TheKestrel04

originally posted by: JoshuaCox

originally posted by: TheKestrel04
Why not build androids instead who can be essentially mechanical slaves in human form. That way there is a cross compatibility with tools and devices that can be used by both machines and humans. If the human does not wanna do it just swap him out with the android and vice versa.


It is inefficient....

Why give a robot legs, when you never want him to move? Why give one fingers, if you only need it to lift stuff?

Plus those are 50 years away, you could build a kiosk 15 years ago.
OK I edited that post but how would it be inefficient to create 1 machine that could swap places with a human than a mass variety of specialised machines?



Really it's when will that be cheaper than a human???
When we figure out how to mass produce them at a reasonable price



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 01:11 PM
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I say let them do this. When society breaks down the people who believe that this system is okay will certainly perish. No more leeches who need food practically fed to them. Soon enough robots will be putting the spoon in your mouths and holding your jaw while it moves your mouth up and down in a chewing motion.

Do some of you not have any pride in doing things by hand? Was just reading that BMW is hiring more workers over machines because the machines couldn't possibly have the mechanical versatility of the human hand which is very true. There's a certain finesse in the human hand that can never be matched. Automation is not the answer and won't save any of these horrible businesses. They serve up garbage food and now they're cutting out the only thing that makes them worthwhile. Jobs for people. It's an admission of failure.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl

originally posted by: roadgravel
What makes people think these new tech jobs will pay little more than minimum wage? It's all about the most profit possible going to a very few.

Have you ever looked at salaries in the tech industry, from programming to web development to software engineering to network security?

They pay much, much higher than minimum wage.

And I'd suggest future work in fixing and maintaining robotics would be somewhat similar to previous generation's welders and plumbers and electricians, who make pretty decent money too. Compared to minimum wage at least.

The tech industry will continue to grow but minimum wage jobs will continue to shrink and be replaced. And that's going to be quite a problem for this society down the road. There will be more crime and civil unrest because of it. Combine that will liberal policy of welcoming more and more unskilled immigrants and continued globalization of our workforce and sending jobs overseas, I mean, how can anyone look at it and say it's going to be anything but an enormous problem?


The problem is, one or two techs can service all of the kiosks in the store. So instead of four to eight order takers you have two techs.

Let me be clear, I'm all for this. Anyone pushing minimum wage increases to $15/hr should become unemployed. This is the real world.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
I say let them do this. When society breaks down the people who believe that this system is okay will certainly perish. No more leeches who need food practically fed to them. Soon enough robots will be putting the spoon in your mouths and holding your jaw while it moves your mouth up and down in a chewing motion.

Do some of you not have any pride in doing things by hand? Was just reading that BMW is hiring more workers over machines because the machines couldn't possibly have the mechanical versatility of the human hand which is very true. There's a certain finesse in the human hand that can never be matched. Automation is not the answer and won't save any of these horrible businesses. They serve up garbage food and now they're cutting out the only thing that makes them worthwhile. Jobs for people. It's an admission of failure.


That finesse will be matched, just wait and see.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: soekvg
Once these are installed, I'll never go to another Wendy's again.


I'll go twice as often to make up for it. And hopefully they start a mobile app too, so I can order before I get there.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 03:50 PM
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originally posted by: BrokedownChevy
I say let them do this. When society breaks down the people who believe that this system is okay will certainly perish. No more leeches who need food practically fed to them. Soon enough robots will be putting the spoon in your mouths and holding your jaw while it moves your mouth up and down in a chewing motion.

Do some of you not have any pride in doing things by hand? Was just reading that BMW is hiring more workers over machines because the machines couldn't possibly have the mechanical versatility of the human hand which is very true. There's a certain finesse in the human hand that can never be matched. Automation is not the answer and won't save any of these horrible businesses. They serve up garbage food and now they're cutting out the only thing that makes them worthwhile. Jobs for people. It's an admission of failure.


I mostly agree with you that's why I suggested androids instead.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Dfairlite

And with kiosks handling more orders, in addition to the techs you also have more cooks making burgers to keep up with the new demand.



posted on May, 15 2016 @ 04:29 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: Dfairlite

And with kiosks handling more orders, in addition to the techs you also have more cooks making burgers to keep up with the new demand.


They have limited space.

And besides, most ff places have large enough kitchens for 5x the average volume.




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