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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    I imagine they could have a few employees fill in or be on call for such situations. What happens to the fancy restaurant if the chef is ill? They have a backup ready or on call to come in and fill in. This would be similar. Plus if these things become commonplace, the technicians will be everywhere. Ever seen an ATM down for more than a few hours? A technician is on call as the ATMs are critical components.
    When an ATM breaks, it's not a big deal... if the ATM is in a bank, there are not only multiple ATMs; but there are human tellers capable of performing all ATM services, and more. Furthermore ATMs are more interchangeable than restaurants. The $100 you retrieve from an ATM is no different from the $100 you retrieve from another ATM.

    And no decent restaurant is going to employ a robot as an entree chef. A chef who cannot smell or taste is useless. A burger-flipper isn't a chef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    ... This will be similar, Flippy will aid them and if "it" needs assistance there will be a human there to throw a burger in the machine.
    Can I say "Hey Flippy, some kid just threw up in the mens' restroom; grab a mop, would'ya?"

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    If you want a fun social experiment, sit back and watch some of the self order kiosks or self checkouts. There is a massive generation gap between who uses them and who doesn't. Our local bank now has a $5 per transaction if you go to a teller for anything that can be done via the ATM or mobile banking. Seniors are taking a hit on that big time as they still prefer tellers. A lot of places are also offering deals or fees if you mail a bill vs pay online.
    I have seen exactly what you are talking about. However, I've also seen seniors, that have learned this new technology absolutely embrace it because they do not have to deal with the human behind the counter. My former mother-in-law falls in this category. She was a late adopter of smart phone technology but now? She's got an app for everything. Her favorite restaurant is Subway. She uses that app to build her sandwich and pay. Then she walks into the restaurant, skips the line, and gets handed her order without even stopping. It used to be that she had to wait in line. Tell them what bread, what meat, what toppings... Then wait to pay. She's well past seventy and loves it.

    I do realize that she's not a normal septuagenarian. But I have also seen the frustration that others in her age group go through when dealing with the teenager behind the counter.
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    Can't wait until they get those Robots in the Coal Mines.
    Why...do you enjoy watching people starve? You must really get a kick out of watching homeless people beg on the streets. Automation is already in the coal mines...and have been for years. It is disheartening to watch Democrats develop the same mindset of the GOP...I got mine...fuck the rest. Dems used to be the champions of people...today it is only a select handful of people they care about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Sampson Simpson View Post
    But it created an entire industry of IT, software engineers, etc which pay a lot more than secretaries
    Won't robots wind up creating their own industry with new high-paying jobs for humans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    When an ATM breaks, it's not a big deal... if the ATM is in a bank, there are not only multiple ATMs; but there are human tellers capable of performing all ATM services, and more. Furthermore ATMs are more interchangeable than restaurants. The $100 you retrieve from an ATM is no different from the $100 you retrieve from another ATM.

    And no decent restaurant is going to employ a robot as an entree chef. A chef who cannot smell or taste is useless. A burger-flipper isn't a chef.
    Many ATMs are not at the bank's actual location. In addition, ATM's are open 24/7/365. The bank? Not so much. I hear your frustration in this but no one is talking about replacing the chef at the five star restaurant. This is designed to replace the $10 per hour worker at the hamburger chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Won't robots wind up creating their own industry with new high-paying jobs for humans?
    Ever see "Humans" on AMC? Kind of what's going on there..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Many ATMs are not at the bank's actual location. In addition, ATM's are open 24/7/365. The bank? Not so much. I hear your frustration in this but no one is talking about replacing the chef at the five star restaurant. This is designed to replace the $10 per hour worker at the hamburger chain.
    If you ever worked fast food, you know that the "chef" or "cook" makes a bit more than the entry level order taker. Imagine a thing like this will alleviate the need for the higher paying position and allow the minimum wage earner to step up as needed from time to time. Or maybe the manager will be the responsible one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Won't robots wind up creating their own industry with new high-paying jobs for humans?
    Don't know. All the technology companies we have today wouldn't be possible without computers. It created entire industries, even if it did kill some. Although you still need accountants to run the programs and assistance to use the computers, but I guess there is also less.

    Yeah, you will (and do today) have a robotics industry, will have people servicing them and what not. i guess we don't know what future industries robots will create

    Basically the more technologically advanced we get, the more people that can only do the lower skill jobs are going to suffer, as long as the greed of the shareholders of these companies continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    If you ever worked fast food, you know that the "chef" or "cook" makes a bit more than the entry level order taker. Imagine a thing like this will alleviate the need for the higher paying position and allow the minimum wage earner to step up as needed from time to time. Or maybe the manager will be the responsible one?
    A chef in fast food? LOL Definitely not at McDs, everybody could work any position (well, some were useless so they were stuck on certain jobs- like making the meat), there was no "chef"

    ANd they could take the orders or work any other part of the store

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