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From Fox Biz: "McDonald's is jumping on the technology bandwagon with a new system that will soon change the way European customers order food -- picture computers instead of humans asking whether customers prefer fries and supersizes.
That would mean, in part, the end of cash payments." Also picture no more millions of job applicants for something, anything at the Golden Arches. And like that another several million of America's lower class are about to become outsourced to robots.
The fast-food restaurant, known for its golden arches, Big Mac burgers and Happy Meals, will replace cashiers with touch-screen terminals and swipe cards at its 7,000 chain restaurants in Europe, according to the Financial Times.
And just like reprofiling is now a pretty word (even if it means very ugly things), so "efficiency" is and continues to be the good ole' "synergies" also known as mass layoffs.
Originally posted by Truther9111776
is coming soon
it will replace us all
we are obsolete now
Originally posted by MIDNIGHTSUN
When you here this kind of news, you better get yourself an education in science, technology, engineering, or math. Don't go for liberal arts. Woot! Woot!
Naw , naw MIGHTNIGHTSUN . They don't require an education in math , science , engineering or technology , they don't even need an education . Just elect a community organizer and it's free cash for life for everyone . Change you can believe in .
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
Looks like Zeitgeist was correct. We either embrace it and end currency, or pretend like its not a big problem and realize that we have massive unemployment because almost every non-desk job (including surgery) is taken by robots.
Originally posted by Epiphron
This is great news. Progress is always a good thing.
As for the loss of jobs, well, the fact that some people could be so easily replaced by a lump of metal speaks volumes of their usefulness to society.