I read an article today which stated that one national fast food chain is looking to automate much of its restaurants. The reason they are doing this is because it is cheaper to automate then it is to hire an employee. The CEO is quoted as saying about automation: "They're always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there's never a slip-and-fall, or an age, sex, or race discrimination case". I think this is going to be a trend for more and more businesses. It is cheaper to buy a machine then it is to hire a person. what is going to happen when there are fewer and fewer jobs for people? I think we're going to have a huge problem on our hands once this happens on a greater scale. now, I do not blame these businesses for automating comma because they will not stay in business if they don't. But what about the massive amount of people who will not have a job?
What do you think?