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Domino’s Will Begin Using Robots to Deliver Pizzas in Europe

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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots, will begin taking customers Domino’s pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands.

...Domino’s has tested ground-based autonomous vehicles for pizza delivery in Australia and New Zealand in 2016. In November it also delivered a pizza --peri-peri chicken-- by drone in New Zealand.

...Starship is already delivering food orders for Just Eat Plc in London, in the upmarket neighborhood of Greenwich. It also has partnerships for food, grocery and parcel deliveries with Postmates, DoorDash, Hermes Parcel Delivery Service, Swiss Post and Wolt in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Switzerland and Estonia.




Domino’s Will Begin Using Robots to Deliver Pizzas in Europe

Manufacturing and mining has already lost most jobs to robots and automation. Looks like the next to go are the service and transportation industries. Seems there just aren't enough people to do the job:


"With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this," Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Don Meij said in a statement.



Uh huh. Okay.

Most nations are concerned about job losses to robots and automation - and are looking at retraining and other programs for their out-of-work citizens. For example, Canada's just-released budget mentions retraining and automation at least a dozen times. By comparison, Spicer says the Trump administration is not worried, and has not planned any transition programs for ordinary people.







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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:06 AM
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Well now I'm glad that I Talked my sons father into moving on after he had delivered for them for 6 years..... Those entry level jobs aren't forever. Even more so now with the technology taking over! Some people would be better off getting varied skill sets while they still have time.

-Alee



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: NerdGoddess
...Some people would be better off getting varied skill sets while they still have time.

-Alee


EVERYONE should. Things are changing super-fast. There won't be any "catch up" time. ...That's why most countries are trying to figure out how to retrain their people now - so they won't be stranded high and dry.




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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:25 AM
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The good thing is you won't have to tip the delivery person.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

Screw Dominos! Im boycotting them.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: NerdGoddess
Well now I'm glad that I Talked my sons father into moving on after he had delivered for them for 6 years..... Those entry level jobs aren't forever. Even more so now with the technology taking over! Some people would be better off getting varied skill sets while they still have time.

-Alee


Unless you're now 45 and had worked in one industry for so long that your skills in any other place are now up the creek, and no one wants to train you or employ you.

good thing you "gave him up"... that's the ticket.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

There is always a remedy against automation - taxation.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:30 AM
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"With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this," Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Don Meij said in a statement.



Lol.. What a FKN liar.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:32 AM
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originally posted by: surnamename57
a reply to: soficrow

There is always a remedy against automation - taxation.


How 'bout we go with the flow, embrace automation and make it work FOR us instead of against us? Maybe build a Utopia where we all have the time and resources to pursue some Life, Liberty and Happiness for a change. Like with UBI?


Fighting against automation won't work btw - it's way past too late for that.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:36 AM
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originally posted by: Neith
a reply to: soficrow

Screw Dominos! Im boycotting them.


I haven't done business with Domino's since a Domino's manager called my number by mistake in 1991 and the manager yelled at me like it was my fault that he dialed a wrong number.

I will never ever ever ever do business ever again with any Domino's because of this. Screw them all! Screw them all to hell!!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

Do you really think that somebody is going to invest million' s in research and millions more in purchasing robot's just so other people can sit around and ponder the wonders of the universe?



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: soficrow

Instead of delivering pizza's, perhaps the employees are programming, serving, loading and dealing with the drones.

People still have to program these things.

People will have to retrieve them when they fail.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: soficrow

originally posted by: surnamename57
a reply to: soficrow

There is always a remedy against automation - taxation.


How 'bout we go with the flow, embrace automation and make it work FOR us instead of against us? Maybe build a Utopia where we all have the time and resources to pursue some Life, Liberty and Happiness for a change. Like with UBI?



You can't impose on companies principles of right and wrong, but you can impose taxes on them.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 10:57 AM
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if people care about their own future they will not patronize businesses that replace human employees.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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First they came with pizza - then they came with weapons.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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Pizza..... is it any wonder that Americans are suffering from

Heart disease and stroke.
High blood pressure.
Diabetes.
Some cancers.
Gallbladder disease and gallstones.
Osteoarthritis.
Gout.
Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea
Dementia
bad breath
Cooties



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: tribal
if people care about their own future they will not patronize businesses that replace human employees.


Then you should never ride in a car or bus.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: soficrow

originally posted by: surnamename57
a reply to: soficrow

There is always a remedy against automation - taxation.


How 'bout we go with the flow, embrace automation and make it work FOR us instead of against us? Maybe build a Utopia where we all have the time and resources to pursue some Life, Liberty and Happiness for a change. Like with UBI?

Fighting against automation won't work btw - it's way past too late for that.

That's exactly my take on it. Automation seems to be the "magic pill" that can finally free humankind from most forms of menial labor. I simply can't consider any civilization as being "advanced" when the majority of its citizens have to do grunt work just for that civilization to survive.

Unfortunately, excessive automation in a capitalism-heavy society creates its own set of problems. I think we'll have to shift to socialism for it to work completely. Or we could nationalize and automate all of our needs, while allowing capitalism for wants.

An example would be a hypothetical "Department of Shelters" using 3-D printing and automation to provide enough public housing for all citizens. But citizens would still be free to buy &/or sell other homes on the market. Or a State's Dept of Agriculture running fully automated factory farms that provide enough basic foods for the citizens. But citizens could still buy & sell food products on the market (as in, rice & beans are free but McDonald's and a lemonade stand still cost you).



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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These things are going to be stolen and stripped down for parts.

Probably by some muppet who thinks he can use the parts on his moped.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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I can foresee a few of these robot thingies being dry-gulched on the streets and relieved of their over-priced product at screwdriver-point.

Gonna need Robocops to escort and protect the Domino-bots.

We'll soon need to build robots that will build the robocops and more domino-bots.

Then build robots that will build more robots that will build the Robocops that w.......................... infinity.



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