Luxury Leisure Vs Corporate Greed
“Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution.” (Reddit )
Stephen Hawking considers the implications for society of robot technology in an Ask Me Anything chat on Reddit.
“I was at the National Restaurant Show yesterday and if you look at the robotic devices that are coming into the restaurant industry – it’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries — it’s nonsense and it’s very destructive and it’s inflationary and it’s going to cause a job loss across this country like you’re not going to believe.” (Fox News )
Ex Mcdonald’s CEO Ed Rensi reacts with fury to workers at the hamburger chain lobbying for a US$15 an hour minimum wage.