The next time you order food using the delivery app Just Eat in London, don’t be surprised if it’s brought to your door by a small, six-wheeled robot.
London-listed Just Eat Plc. will join German retail chain Metro AG, logistics company Hermes Group, and U.K. food delivery startup Pronto Technology Ltd., in trialing delivery using self-driving robots. Starship Technologies, the company that makes the droids, said Wednesday that Just Eat and Pronto will be using the robots in London, while Metro and Hermes will deploy them in Dusseldorf, Germany, and Bern, Switzerland, as well as another undisclosed German city. More.
Reality check: I don’t think it will work nearly as well as the nerds hope. But the thing to see is that adding many new unemployables to the system in Europe or North America bodes no good for stability.
It’s not our fault that there are no jobs. And it’s not racism. A bot can do the jobs they wanted.
See also: Sure you can have $15/hr serving fast food. But your job no longer exists.