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People are stealing jobs from robots

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by HockeyBjj, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil

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    Back in 2017, Walmart started testing the fully autonomous bots made by Bossa Nova Robotics in around 50 stores. They can scan multiple items at a time, and much like self-driving cars, use 3D imaging to dodge obstacles, while keeping track of areas that need to be revisited.The idea was that they’d check stock levels, pricing and misplaced items, relieving the load on human staff and reducing labor costs.

    However, as COVID-19 lockdowns shifted sales online, Walmart found that workers collecting online deliveries from shelves could also gather inventory data. Now, Walmart plans to use those folks to monitor levels and locations, essentially making the robots redundant (and proving that turnabout is fair play). On top of that, CEO John Furner was concerned about how shoppers might react and interact with robots in stores.
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    Poor robos. Won't be able to feed batteries to their little roombas at home. In seriousness just wanting to highlight how sometimes just because a technology exists and can do the job, it's not always more cost effective than paying humans. Tesla had issues with their Model 3 production, and even the techie wonderboy Musk admitted that part of the slowup was due to them being overly reliant on robots in the assembly process, and that more actual workers on the front line would have been more efficient and cost effective in hindsight.
     
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  2. ShinkanPo Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    We are gonna take em Jerbs from those Ass blasted Bots!
     
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  3. Rocco Siffredi Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I would certainly try to fuck those robots if I saw them in walmart if I went to walmart
     
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  4. MetalGearTrump Blue Belt

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    That comment makes you sound like the perfect person to visit a Walmart
     
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  5. Cole train Silver Belt

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    Just saw a robot driving around doing something at local grocery store
     
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  6. SmilinDesperado Gold Belt

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    Makes sense for Judgement Day to begin on Black Friday in a Walmart
     
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  7. TheFabulousNew Orange Belt

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    Maybe antifa can make themselves useful for once.
     
  8. Ornife Brown Belt

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    More anti-robot bigotry.
     
  9. HeffDoesWant Brown Belt

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    I presume many didn't feel the need to avoid the robot with their trolley.

    Also the tax payer is unlikely to subsidise their use like they will with minimum wage earners.
     
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  10. hillelslovak87 Titanium Belt

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    You're gonna get the cover of Faces of Walmart Death, which will be on VHS for some reason.
     
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  11. King in the North Black Belt

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    Our robot overlords will not be pleased and I for one agree with them
     
  12. Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    They need to make the sex robots very attractive and highly
    performant, to make sure their jobs are safe.
     
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    The last thing the robot saw
     
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  14. superking Poet — Traveler — Soldier of Fortune

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  15. Philo-Publius Gold Belt

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    Robots are polling high for Joe Biden. There could be a robot uprising if Biden doesn't win this election.
     
  16. Sketch (҂`_´) <,︻╦╤─ ҉ - - -LoungeK Double Yellow Card

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    The Joe Biden special.
     
  17. Yehudim Purple Belt

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    It’s like you don’t even pay attention to history
     
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  18. Crom Cruach Brown Belt

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    The company is bringing in scab labour.

    Those robots need to unionise.
     
  19. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP Vive le Québec libre !

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    LOL @ the "innovation at all costs and profits are a religion so let's get technology everywhere".

    BTW Don t these robots collide with the little courtesy scooters for obese people you guys have in the US?

    Given how you guys are also very savy in lawsuits I am expecting a traffic controller soon to manage the flow of robots and obese scooters.

    God bless Murrka.
     
  20. Legumes Freshest ham @ the deli.

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    Skynet is going to price those large tv's and other high-demand items at rock bottom prices and watch people slaughter each other over them(previous Black Fridays were just test runs). $10 84'' tv's for all!
     

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