Tag Archives: Automation

Smart Swiss: “Free-Money-For-All” Rejected.

I have said before that if I were to live in any one nation outside of the United States, it would probably be Switzerland. Generally speaking, the Swiss government is very friendly to liberty. It is heavily decentralized. Military spending is low, and focused entirely on defensive operations. The economy is highly capitalistic, rated as […]

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The Strangling Wage: Robots at Wendy’s, Walmart?

From Uproxx.com, we read: Wendy’s is currently taking flak for testing automated kiosks. They plan to make 6,000 automated kiosks available to their franchise stores by the end of the year. This isn’t a new thing. McDonald’s has been testing this for years in Romeoville, Illinois, and all over Europe, including Berlin of course. As big corporations […]

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Burger-Flipping Robot: The Minimum Wage and Unintended Consequences.

San Francisco-based tech firm Momentum Machines has recently unveiled a burger-preparation machine capable of producing approximately 360 “customized” gourmet burgers per hour. It does this without any human aid at all. Such a machine has the potential to eventually replace millions of food-service workers across the globe. The final product looks like this: I’d need […]

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Humans and Machines: Friends or Foes?

I recently had an interesting conversation with someone I met at a social function. This person strongly believes that automation and the use of production machinery in the modern economy is the main cause of unemployment and misery in the lower classes. This person also went on to assert that there should be “Make Work” […]

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