Robot Fear – Momentum Machines – Robot Burger Maker – I Call BS
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This morning the conservative blogosphere is wetting themselves over Momentum Machines supposed fast food robot burger maker. It also made ZeroHedge http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-12/meet-smart-restaurant-minimum-wage-crushing-burger-flipping-robot
They are calling it the minimum wage worker crusher. I call BS.
Here’s the website:
They are claiming throughput of 360 to 400 gourmet burgers per hour!
Think about it, that’s one burger every 10 seconds. I have actually worked in factories around machines and I thinks this is fantasy.
That could only be accomplished with microwave cooking.
Plus can a burger stand actually sell a burger every 10 seconds?
So far all we have seen of this “technology” are a few pictures of some unsliced tomatoes, unshredded lettuce and a burnt hamburger.
This is redolent of what we were seeing ca. 2000 at the height of the Internet Bubble. It is vaporware-at least until we see a working prototype.
Maybe we are in a bubble again.
In the meantime, sure no matter what you do to make a living, there is a robot competitor in your future. But it won’t be fast food for a while. This is BS.