Jason Ferrell at The Daily Reckoning has posted the basic plans for Momentum Machines new creation, the Burger Robot. It can make about 400 hamburgers per hour, with meat freshly ground to customer specs, and using freshly sliced toppings.
If you don’t believe that fast food chains would automate this process….Jason tells us that McDonald’s has purchased 7000 self checkout machines to test in their U.K. stores. The labor laws and wage mandates there have been such a huge inspiration to replace workers with machines. There is no criticism for the inventors of Burger Robot, who are addressing necessity with inventiveness. There is criticism of the social engineers of government and the Churches speeding up the robotic replacement of human workers faster than adaptation can occur, as evidenced by the unprecedented numbers of Americans who have left the work force.
Would the readers kindly forward this info in a polite manner to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops who have been lobbying for an increase in the minimum wage. Tweet it @USCCB using the tweeter below, and maybe drop it on their Poverty USA facebook page.
Another good thing to send to them is the relationship of increasing minimum wage to UNemployment.