The $15 hr Cause meets the Robot Effect in San Francisco

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The $15 hr Cause meets the Robot Effect in San Francisco

There is a new fast food chain that is open­ing up in San Fran­cisco per this report at KQED:

San Francisco’s Newest Fast Food: Healthy, Cheap and Served by Robots

Do tell:

Across the coun­try, restau­rants are look­ing for inno­v­a­tive ways to keep humans out of the pic­ture. But what’s unique about Eatsa is the focus on health and taste. It’s a fully-​automated expe­ri­ence, so Eatsa can afford to offer high-​quality food for less. Work­ers’ salaries account for about 30 per­cent of the restau­rant industry’s costs.

The team spent over two years rig­or­ously test­ing the tex­ture of the sauces and the grain to opti­mize the taste. Eatsa will also offer a range of bev­er­ages, which are sugar-​free or low in sugar. Eatsa plans to open two more loca­tions in the com­ing months, includ­ing a restau­rant in Los Angeles.

This story is likely no sur­prise for our reg­u­lar read­ers but for our friends on the left it must come as quite a shock that they have made this alter­na­tive cost effec­tive:

Yup, tech­nol­ogy will serve the meals, not unskilled, inex­pe­ri­enced, $15 an hour, cof­fee break and maternity/​paternity leave humans. Thanks to unions and Left­ists, the poor will get poorer, those in poverty will have fewer oppor­tu­ni­ties to get out from under and the techies will con­tinue to take over the world.

And given the sit­u­a­tion already in Cal­i­for­nia before this happened:

The lat­est fig­ures, for 2013, show California’s hous­ing cost adjusted poverty rate to be 23.4 per­cent, nearly half again as high as the national aver­age of 15.9 percent.

Back in the years when the nation had a “Cal­i­for­nia Dream,” it would have been incon­ceiv­able for things to have got­ten so bad — par­tic­u­larly amidst what is widely hailed as a spec­tac­u­lar recov­ery. The 2013 data shows Cal­i­for­nia to have the worst hous­ing cost adjusted poverty rate among the 50 states and the Dis­trict of Colum­bia. But it gets worse. California’s poverty rate is now more than 50 per­cent higher than Mis­sis­sippi, which long has set the stan­dard for extreme poverty in the United States (Fig­ure 1).

And the migra­tion of those still able to leave that began long before

How bad are things in Cal­i­for­nia? California’s domes­tic migra­tion has been neg­a­tive every year since at least 1990. In fact, since 1990, accord­ing to the U.S. Cen­sus, 3,642,490 peo­ple, net, have left Cal­i­for­nia. If they were in one city, it would be the third largest city in Amer­ica, with a pop­u­la­tion 800,000 more than Chicago and within 200,000 of Los Ange­les’ population.

It’s very likely that we will see Cal­i­for­nia revert to the old feu­dal days of pow­er­ful rich landown­ers and peons with noth­ing who will have only the state and the church to sus­tain them. That is of course if the feu­dal lords of the left allow the church to remain.

Two clos­ing thoughts:

1. As this chain expands how long will it take for other chains need­ing to com­pete with them to also go the robot route?

2. How much longer will it be before the cooks are replaced by machines too?

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I have yet to be replaced by a Robot so the only way I can keep doing this full time is if my pay comes from you. My annual goal is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nom­i­nal liv­ing doing this.

For a Don­ald Trump the 22K that would cover my expenses for the and the extra $10K that would pay for the roof, car, floor kitchen and bath­room repairs that I had to put on plas­tic would be noth­ing and if my traf­fic was the size of a Drudge get­ting enough peo­ple to kick in to cover those bills would likely not be an issue.

But I have to take things as they are so if you like what you see here includ­ing my paid writ­ers like Tim Imholt, Fausta Wertz, Pat Austin et/​al and have a lit­tle extra you can spare. I’d appre­ci­ate it if you would hit DaTipJar





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There is a new fast food chain that is opening up in San Francisco per this report at KQED:

San Francisco’s Newest Fast Food: Healthy, Cheap and Served by Robots

Do tell:

Across the country, restaurants are looking for innovative ways to keep humans out of the picture. But what’s unique about Eatsa is the focus on health and taste. It’s a fully-automated experience, so Eatsa can afford to offer high-quality food for less. Workers’ salaries account for about 30 percent of the restaurant industry’s costs.

The team spent over two years rigorously testing the texture of the sauces and the grain to optimize the taste. Eatsa will also offer a range of beverages, which are sugar-free or low in sugar. Eatsa plans to open two more locations in the coming months, including a restaurant in Los Angeles.

This story is likely no surprise for our regular readers but for our friends on the left it must come as quite a shock that they have made this alternative cost effective:

Yup, technology will serve the meals, not unskilled, inexperienced, $15 an hour, coffee break and maternity/paternity leave humans. Thanks to unions and Leftists, the poor will get poorer, those in poverty will have fewer opportunities to get out from under and the techies will continue to take over the world.

And given the situation already in California before this happened:

The latest figures, for 2013, show California’s housing cost adjusted poverty rate to be 23.4 percent, nearly half again as high as the national average of 15.9 percent.

Back in the years when the nation had a “California Dream,” it would have been inconceivable for things to have gotten so bad — particularly amidst what is widely hailed as a spectacular recovery. The 2013 data shows California to have the worst housing cost adjusted poverty rate among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. But it gets worse. California’s poverty rate is now more than 50 percent higher than Mississippi, which long has set the standard for extreme poverty in the United States (Figure 1).

And the migration of those still able to leave that began long before

How bad are things in California? California’s domestic migration has been negative every year since at least 1990. In fact, since 1990, according to the U.S. Census, 3,642,490 people, net, have left California. If they were in one city, it would be the third largest city in America, with a population 800,000 more than Chicago and within 200,000 of Los Angeles’ population.

It’s very likely that we will see California revert to the old feudal days of powerful rich landowners and peons with nothing who will have only the state and the church to sustain them.  That is of course if the feudal lords of the left allow the church to remain.

 

Two closing thoughts:

1.   As this chain expands how long will it take for other chains needing to compete with them to also go the robot route?

2.  How much longer will it be before the cooks are replaced by machines too?

 

*********************************************************************

I have yet to be replaced by a Robot so the only way I can keep doing this full time is if my pay comes from you. My annual goal is Twenty Two grand which will give me a nominal living doing this.

For a Donald Trump the 22K that would cover my expenses for the and the extra $10K that would pay for the roof, car, floor kitchen and bathroom repairs that I had to put on plastic would be nothing and if my traffic was the size of a Drudge getting enough people to kick in to cover those bills would likely not be an issue.

But I have to take things as they are so if you like what you see here including my paid writers like Tim Imholt, Fausta Wertz, Pat Austin et/al and have a little extra you can spare.  I’d appreciate it if you would hit DaTipJar





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That gets all the bills paid. If I can get to Forty Thousand I can afford to travel outside of New England and/or hire more blogger to help me get it done.

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