[ExI] roboburgers to go

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 26 00:55:39 UTC 2013

Spike wrote:
>Key: make the robo-burgers to where we can watch it being made and
noooobody visibly working anything, runs >24/7 and isn’t it so easy to
imagine, HEY HOMELESS GUY, come on over here, I’ll buy you a burger just to
>watch this marvelous thing run.

And then, when A.I. replaces many many jobs in the American economy, even
engineering jobs, then you Spike, get to be the homeless guy! lol  Well,
except that you are working/retired, have a wife who also is an engineer,
and I'm sure you have your money carefully invested.  But the younger
generations of white collar workers may not be
so fortunate...

Spike, be grateful for the many things the universe blessed you with,
because many people do not get the brain power, health, loving family, or
good birth year, that you received.  The nameless homeless guy you mention,
was probably not nearly as blessed, despite whatever bad decisions he may
have made in his life.

And as for everyone saying, "Kickstarter!!!"  "Let's get rich!!!"  I
suspect the big corporations/franchises are not going to need your money as
they automate themselves.  And I bet venture capitalists have already
poured tons of money into robotics companies with the goal of automating
fast food restaurants.

But it's nice to dream....


On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:03 PM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 02:57:37PM -0600, Kelly Anderson wrote:
>> > McDonald's business model doesn't seem to be about good food to me. It
>> > seems to be about appealing to children, who drag their parents kicking
>> and
>> > screaming into the joint.
>> The Golden Arches are less about burgers than then are about real estate.
> Location location location. We have a storage company here in town that
> has a model like that. They put storage units in places where they think
> Walmart or someone will want to build a store in 15 years. They make more
> money on the real estate increasing in value than in storing people's junk.
> -Kelly
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