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More Robotics in the Food Chain

Touch the Soil News #956 (Feature photo – Caliburger – CCA SA 4.0 International) An interesting hamburger chain – Caliburger – has only 9 restaurant locations in the U.S. However, it has restaurants in Canada, Mexico, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and United Arab Emirates. Caliburger is the first restaurant to employ a hamburger flipping robot called “Flippy”. The company also has developed a computer operating system that allows an entire restaurant to be controlled from a tablet. You can learn more about the company at: https://caliburger.com/ At the heart of the discussion about robotics is whether or not it eliminates jobs – consumer purchasing…

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The Robots Are Coming

Touch the Soil News #864 (Feature photo – 1932 Robot – Bundesarchive, Bild 102-13018 / CC-BY-SA 3.0) While robotics has definite applications in our world, it is a mixed economic bag. The basic economic message for people is that you MUST translate your labor into dollars first and then (and only then) do you have purchasing power to sustain yourself. There has been no study done to prove that the employees needed to build robots are equal to the number of employees who lose jobs to robots. Those studies may well become the focal point of political issues in the near future. Until then, investors with an interest to eliminate…

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