If I Do Sushi, Do You Do Sushi?

2013 July 19
by drdog09

In recent months, some fast food workers have been staging walk outs, complaining of low pay and the lack of benefits.

But a new trend suggests that they may face competition that doesn’t care what hours they work, or what they’re paid.

Fast food chains in Japan, China and Great Britain have begun piloting the use of robots to cook meals. And while robots have been emerging in recent years as a boon for completing menial tasks like dispensing medicines in hospitals, these fast food robots are capable of preparing full sushi rolls or noodle dishes for Asian food outlets. In many cases, customers complete their orders through a touchscreen, which then alerts the robot how to prepare the meal. No humans needed.

It stands to reason that American fast food companies will adopt the robots at some point. One new fast food robot is the noodle-slicing “Chef Cui” in China, which as the Associated Press reports, costs restauranteurs 30,000 Chinese Yuan to buy, or $2,000. Comparatively, a human noodle chef is paid about $4,700 a year in China, according to the AP.


The first simple observation is `do the numbers`. If you do it should scare you. The social implications —

  • Menial repetitive labor will simply disappear. If the employer can so structure his physical plant in a stationary manner then flipping burgers, remaking beds in hotels, dispensing pills in hospitals disappear. Along with that a massive need for cheap labor. So why are we legalizing 40m illegals again??
  • Further development could see ag automation that picks fruits quicker and cheaper than manual labor. So why are we legalizing 40m illegals again??
  • How do we as a society get the kids onto that first rung of the ladder is all the entry level type positions are now done by robots?

More depression here.

The view from the MoT will be quite interesting!

48 Responses leave one →
  1. 2013 July 19 5:42 am

    These machines will obviously be registered to vote.

  2. 2013 July 19 5:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    democratic of course.

  3. 2013 July 19 6:00 am
    justrand permalink

    Dear drdog,

    The Ministry of Truth is glad you asked!

    First, on the topic of “Menial repetitive labor“, we simply say: “Ick!” All three of those words suck, and so naturally Lord Obama wants to shield our youth from such words (and the icky things they represent). That’s why he, in his awesomeness, wants our youth to focus on more important things like “social skills” (i.e., hanging out and chilling), “motor skills” (i.e., texting, X-Box, etc), and “being a good citizen” (i.e., doing whatever Lord Obama says). These will prepare our youth for their roll in the New Amerika: Flash Mobs on Demand Engaged Citizenry! By harnessing the power of our youth in this way Lord Obama will be able to ensure that he can intimidate educate others! Forward!!!

    Second, on the topic of Detroit…well, we’re out of time. Darn.

    Minion 77.12, Department of Youth Preparedness
    Bowel Level Infinity

  4. 2013 July 19 6:06 am

    Will hut 1369 have it’s own robotic crapper cleaner??

  5. 2013 July 19 6:20 am
    bc3b permalink

    Menial repetitive labor will simply disappear.

    Yet, we need 40 – 60 million additional illiterate, uneducated aliens (illegals plus family members).

  6. 2013 July 19 6:21 am
    bc3b permalink

    Will hut 1369 have it’s own robotic crapper cleaner??

    No, but the porta-potties will have ads promoting ObamaCare.

  7. 2013 July 19 6:26 am
    justrand permalink

    Dear IP,

    Your question: “Will hut 1369 have it’s own robotic crapper cleaner??” was obviously in jest! As you know, the purpose of our Concentration Camps Re-Education Facilities is to, well, re-educate! And we have found through careful research that almost nothing is quite as effective as having our inmates patrons get down on their hands and knees and clean the waste-disposal facilities with their bare hands!

    It’s so “back to nature”…and it truly focuses their attention on what their true worth is to Lord Obama, and makes them more receptive to brainwashing renewing their bond with Lord Obama!

    Minion .002, Camp Crap Coordinator 2nd Class
    MoT Bowels

  8. 2013 July 19 6:41 am
    drdog09 permalink

    7, Yes, but the job will be labelled `organic sanitation engineer`. That way, once you have been rehabilitated at The Hut you can pull down a low five figure salary and say “Yes Mam, No Mam” to your politically connected betters. Can’t have rehabilitation without a low wage task to go with it. All Hail Obama!

  9. 2013 July 19 6:52 am
    justrand permalink

    Exactly, drdog…and they will once again love Big Brother Lord Obama!

  10. 2013 July 19 7:15 am

    Minion .002, Camp Crap Coordinator 2nd Class
    MoT Bowels:

    Dear min .002:

    I eagerly await this chance of a lifetime opportunity to hone my crapper scrubbing
    skills under the tutelage of such august leadership of the anointed one, lord obammer.
    After a lifetime of selfish capitalist pursuits, it is only fitting that I now repay my debt to the collective, by contributing my meager abilities to the science of crap scrubbery.
    You prompt attention to this pressing matter is duly appreciated.

    Your obedient servant,
    port o potty # 3 orderly,
    3rd level crapatorium,
    Obama reeducation facility
    Hut 1369

  11. 2013 July 19 7:43 am
    drdog09 permalink

    The A$$ Jacks on capital hill ought to read this — http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-19/death-city-detroits-eulogy-delivered-kevyn-orr — Detroit reads like a microcosm of the Fed Govt. There is only one word missing from this litany of woe. The word Democrat.

  12. 2013 July 19 8:12 am
    mulletover permalink

    If one chooses to crap in his helmet or mess kit, will it be cleaned by the camp crapper cleaner?

    Also, what of the ACA advertising rights? Do they accrue to the helmet or mess kit owner?

  13. 2013 July 19 8:18 am

    No helmets or mess kits allowed. Eating will be done with fingers (non wiping hand)*from a common trough.

    *( there will be no issue of toilet paper)

  14. 2013 July 19 9:06 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “No helmets or mess kits allowed. Eating will be done with fingers (non wiping hand)*from a common trough.”

    Heh. For an LIV they would assume that The Hut is in Hawaii. You eat Poi with your fingers so it must be in Hawaii.

  15. 2013 July 19 9:16 am

    No one eats poi but the gullible Haole.

  16. 2013 July 19 9:19 am

    “These machines will obviously be registered to vote.”

    “We need a constitutional amendment for machine rights!” 🙂

    Joking aside, the future is bleak on this type of labor. Yeah it’ll never entirely go away, this and similar type of labor will be needed on the factory floor of the factory that makes the robots who make then go on to feed the supply chain that make the other robots who then go on to make the bigger robots, and there are a some things that just can’t be\should not be replaced by a robot no matter how intelligent but in the end that’s only so many jobs available on the lower end of the scale.

    Am I worried in the next 10 years, no techs gotta mature quite a bit and other disasters always loom, but by say ~2025’ish I can’t see how it will not be replacing those types of jobs at a good pace and tech will likely have advanced another generation where it will be considered for replacing people higher up the wage scale in areas that don’t involve much daily creativity. If it can be programmed (or every very close) you can bet it will be. In the last 500+ or so years in general every wave of automation\advancement has for the most part been offset by creation or enabling of other available slots in either existing or newly opened area’s at 1:1 or higher rate, and that’s been a great thing and has enabled the growth of the human race. But can that last forever?

    Assuming some unknown unknowns (thanks rummy) I think that it’s a better bet then not that it will continue to be true for “awhile” longer but can it last for another 1000 years or eternity?

    I don’t think so, at least not without say a massively disruptive event like finding some type of effectively free practically unlimited energy source (just an example, FTL travel might be another such unrealistic example, benevolent aliens from space swinging by dropping off some other such tech would be yet another ha ha). I think at some point in the far off automated+robotic future you hit a wall in the global need for human labor, my only question is that before you hit the wall in supportable people on the planet? If so then it’s not really something to worry about I guess, if not then the far off future looks pretty ugly unless you’re in the employed minority at that point or the world sees this coming and limits global reproduction to effectively match need and that’s not exactly a pretty picture either but more likely where we’re headed.

    It goes without saying I’m sort of ignoring some of the other lingering problems US and worldwide that probably happen b4 the above does that could throw us back to say a 1900’ish world.

    So am I just crazy off base and a pessimist or what? I curious what others think about the eventual outcome of tech progression on the long end visa-vi “employment” and population, or at least as we think of employment in today’s terms.

  17. 2013 July 19 9:42 am

    Enzi +34 over Cheney


    This race is over before it began.

  18. 2013 July 19 9:52 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “… If it can be programmed (or every very close) you can bet it will be. In the last 500+ or so years in general every wave of automation\advancement has for the most part been offset by creation or enabling of other available slots in either existing or newly opened area’s at 1:1 or higher rate, and that’s been a great thing and has enabled the growth of the human race. But can that last forever?” — KH

    The up-scalling of job slots will continue for quite some time. But there is a hitch. We are just about at the cusp of tech out pacing the ability of a human to adapt to the changing tech/biz requirements.

    Currently you can go to school, get trained and maybe if you are lucky that exposure will last a decade. So it takes you 3-4 yrs training for 10yrs employment. At the end of that time you retool again.

    The future will be quite different. The human still spends 3-4yrs training for a job that may last 3 years or less. The cycle tightening till you reach a point that the time it takes a human to learn a skill it is almost obsolete before they have the cert. Then the human has to consider skill set skipping. Can they keep up? Then there is the other question of ROI for the upfront cost being more than the short term return while in the field. The programmable robo-machine just takes another download and some other robots attach some new do-dads and they are off and running.

    That point where ROI is result negative for degree/training is the Singularity for the educational establishment. And its coming.

  19. 2013 July 19 10:39 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said this could’ve been my son. Another way of saying that is, a Trayvon Martin could’ve been me 35 years ago. When you think about why, in the African American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened, I think it’s important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away.” — Obama

    Heh. Something his background knows NOTHING about. He was born into middle income. Somehow got linked into the elite white power structure and has not struggled a day in his life at the level many blacks face. Lets just say, Clarence Thomas he ain’t.

  20. 2013 July 19 11:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #19 –

    Had Obama been shot it probably would have been for not paying his drug dealer.

  21. 2013 July 19 12:45 pm


  22. 2013 July 19 12:56 pm

    17 – Ha ha talk about having to close a gap. I don’t know what she is thinking, whatever though if she wants to try go for it (i did think a couple years ago she would run for a house seat eventually)…nobody should really have a free pass primary anyway though she is not the senatorial replacement I’d be looking for if I lived there, and that’s not to imply Enzi is some prize catch worthy of keeping either, he’s not.

  23. 2013 July 19 1:42 pm
    justrand permalink

    IP, the Left has long since max’ed out their Race Card

    yet they keep slapping it down at every opportunity!

    Kathleen Sebilious slapped it down yesterday saying: “Opponents of ObamaCare are like opponents of the Civil Rights movement”

    same with opposing the Left’s “Global Warming” meme, Amnesty, Gay Marriage, Food Stamps, …………………………….

  24. 2013 July 19 1:45 pm

    The white guilt/race card has just about run it’s course.

  25. 2013 July 19 2:13 pm
    justrand permalink

    Dear IP (port o potty # 3 orderly, 3rd level crapatorium, Obama reeducation facility, Hut 1369)

    Your comment #10 has been well received by the MoT staff!! We do not for a moment doubt your sincerity…and hereby award you FOUR extra minutes of sunshine per week!!! The Guards Educators at the Kamp will be made aware of your largess!

    Congratulations on your progress towards unconditional love for Lord Obama!

    Minion 1344/cvs, Major Award Coordinator
    MoT Prize Annex

  26. 2013 July 19 4:32 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    I have been blogging on many sites, with lots of you folks. I don’t believe I have ever referred to Obama as black. I don’t like his liberal policies. I don’t like his liberal appointees. I don’t like his non existent foreign policy.

    But until today, I really never considered his race. I have really never thought of him as a black President, until today.

    He has now separated himself from all other races in this country. Now I will refer to him as the Black President of the United States. Or instead Of “The Resident”, I will now refer to him as “The Black Resident”.

  27. 2013 July 19 4:45 pm

    Squatter would be more apropos.

  28. 2013 July 19 5:34 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    “Squatter would be more apropos”

    Even better.

  29. 2013 July 19 5:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Or CarpetBagger….

  30. 2013 July 19 5:38 pm

    The Manchurian carpetbagger.

  31. 2013 July 19 5:49 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    An interesting essay on govt — http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-19/guest-post-safety-state-really-worth-more-truth — He would fit right in here.

  32. 2013 July 19 5:49 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    How about “The Royal Black Poobah” or “The Black Grand Potentate”

  33. 2013 July 19 5:54 pm
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    The Black Resident says we need to have dialogue about Race in this country. It is hard to have a dialogue about Race when the opposition calls one a Racist just because he or she is a White (Republican).

  34. 2013 July 19 5:55 pm
    justrand permalink

    Easy breezy…

    The Kenyan Kandidate


  35. 2013 July 19 6:35 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Ted Cruz’s dad — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGURa1DfWEo — Good stuff. ExCuban he tells it like it is.

  36. 2013 July 19 6:37 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – #31 – well said.

    This take really says it all.

    “Our country will continue to crumble into fascist oblivion, and all that will be left for the citizenry is revolution.”

    Just a matter of enough people coming to this realization. 3%

    RP – Obama is a “Piece of Shit” – period. Always has, always will.

  37. 2013 July 19 6:43 pm
    justrand permalink

    The time is close…but not here. Not enough people have felt the Regime’s lash yet. But soon…

  38. 2013 July 19 6:46 pm

    Can a sleeping frog even feel the lash??

  39. 2013 July 19 7:06 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    IP – all it takes is 5% to 10%. In reality it probably is already there BUT no network exists to connect them. Probably going to take some event.

  40. 2013 July 19 7:43 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Interesting study — http://youtu.be/IuqGrz-Y_Lc

  41. 2013 July 19 7:53 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    When RevII comes this kind of shit and attitude needs to be eliminated — http://www.infowars.com/florida-nurse-terrorized-by-us-marshals/

  42. 2013 July 20 5:20 am

    you’ve seen it before. Welcome to the brave new world of obammer’s turd world utopia.

  43. 2013 July 20 5:30 am
    drdog09 permalink

    IP, seeing some of those old grand buildings just crumbling to dust breaks my heart.

    You could have titled that series of pics —

    “This was your city. (pics of the 40’s flash by) This is your city on Democrats (those pics flash by).”

  44. 2013 July 20 5:51 am
    justrand permalink

    IP & drdog, the last Republican Mayor of Detroit was Louis C. Miriani. He served from 1957 to 1961, when he was defeated for reelection by Jerome Cavanagh in an upset fueled largely by African-American support for Cavanagh.

    And every Mayor since then has been a Democrat elected because the African-American community slavishly supports whichever Democrat is put forward.

    And the result is the photo-essay IP posted.

    The Democrat Party is a cancer on every city they control…and they control virtually ALL of them!

  45. 2013 July 20 6:00 am
    justrand permalink

    two quotes:

    Rand Paul: “I basically say he [Obama] is bailing them out over my dead body because we don’t have any money in Washington.”

    “Judge” Aquilina, who granted the restraining order preventing the filing of bankruptcy by Detroit: ““It’s cheating, sir, and …it’s also not honoring the president, who took Detroit’s auto companies out of bankruptcy.”

  46. 2013 July 20 6:12 am
    justrand permalink

    the NY Times has published this drivel regarding Detroit:

    “No one likes bailouts or the prospect of rewarding Detroit’s historic fiscal mismanagement. But apart from voting in elections, the 700,000 remaining residents of the Motor City are no more responsible for Detroit’s problems than were the victims of Hurricane Sandy for theirs”

    The victims of Hurricane Sandy (or any NATURAL tragedy) did not vote to have that NATURAL tragedy occur.

    The “victims” of “Detroit’s historic fiscal mismanagement” DID vote the same crooks & morons into election after election…long after it became obvious that those they were voting for were crooks & morons!

  47. 2013 July 20 12:24 pm

    Honer thy president in bankruptcy court…. w t f ?

  48. 2013 July 20 12:25 pm


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