Welcome to the robot-based workforce: will your job become automated too?

“It’s pure magic,” Eatsa promises.

At San Francisco’s first fully automated restaurant, meals appear in little glass cubbies, just 90 seconds after customers order and pay on wall-mounted iPads. It’s a human-less experience – no waitstaff, no cashier, no one to get your order wrong and no one to tip.

It’s also a parlor trick.

The moment before the meal appears, the see-through display screen that fronts the cubbies goes black for the few seconds when you might catch sight of the hand that feeds you.

  • Exile1981

    Our local mcdonalds now has the touch screen ordering. I like it overthe traditional system, as it means less errors in orders and less having to try and talk to someone who doesn’t speak english.

  • Dana Garcia

    The lefty inspired bunch who are demanding $15/hour are speeding this process along. But there’s no stopping it. How will the economy function when humans become obsolete and no longer get paychecks? The captains of industry aren’t thinking this through.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    Tell me again why we need mass immigration of low skill migrants?

    • I am wondering that myself.

      • BillyHW

        Someone has to do the raping.

  • Tokenn

    I’ll be 65 in three years, but may hang onto my job for 6 or so until my wife retires at 65. My specific job isn’t likely to be taken by a robot, but technology has already started to hit the industry I’m in hard [cash logistics]. I see it as a race against time.

    I keep telling the younger guys I work with that they should be looking seriously at finding different careers, but they don’t seem to believe it can happen to them. [slow head shake…]

    • If it is cost effective to implement and maintain it will be done.

  • BillyHW

    I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.