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Monday, October 05, 2015

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1358-1360

The September jobs numbers are easily the worst of 2015 so far.
 The new numbers are poor on pretty much every level.
This is usually the point in one of these stories where we would list the silver linings — the countervailing details that suggest it isn’t as bad as all that. This report doesn’t really offer any.
What the Terrible September Jobs Report Means for the Economy
Neil Irwin
New York Times
OCT. 2, 2015

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 There’s a new quinoa restaurant in San Francisco — yes, quinoa restaurants are a thing in San Francisco, so that’s not what’s noteworthy. At this restaurant, customers order, pay and receive their food and never interact with a person.

The restaurant, Eatsa, the first in a chain with national ambitions, is almost fully automated. There are no waiters or even an order taker behind a counter. There is no counter. There are unseen people helping to prepare the food, but there are plans to fully automate that process, too, if it can be done less expensively than employing people.
Automation is transforming every industry....
Eatsa is one more example of how rapidly machines have moved beyond routine jobs like clerical and manufacturing work to knowledge jobs and service jobs....

Restaurant of the Future? Service With an Impersonal Touch
Claire Cain Miller
New York Times
SEPT. 8, 2015

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If you consider how much of our world's systems revolve around scarcity — from basic needs like food and shelter to quality-of-life improving desirables — it's no wonder that the resource-abundant world of the Star Trek universe would seem like utopian fantasy. But every day, advances in science and technology take a step closer to a future that in a word can be described as abundant.
Our Star Trek-like Future Awaits on This Week’s Episode of Ask an Expert
By David J. Hill
Oct 01, 2015
Community, Video


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