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There was a brief discussion of the coming age of automation in another thread and I thought to give it it's own thread so as to house the discussion so it can be located easily.

 

I believe it is ultimately a good thing. The problem is going to be getting there, from here. There are sure to be many hardships in the journey.

 

TuSimple automated trucks will soon haul freight for Union Pacific Railroad

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Automated trucks will soon begin hauling freight for Union Pacific in one western lane.

 

TuSimple, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced that Union Pacific Railroad, the largest Class I railroad in the U.S., will become the first customer to move freight on TuSimple’s fully-automated trucking route between the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona metro areas. Union Pacific is leveraging Loup Logistics (Loup), a wholly-owned subsidiary, to coordinate the freight shipment and support seamless movement between rail and the critical first and last mile. Starting this spring, TuSimple plans to carry Driver Out freight for Union Pacific, utilizing groundbreaking AV (autonomous vehicle) technology to deliver goods to their destination faster and more cost-effectively.

 

“Partnering with TuSimple allows us to extend our operations beyond our rail hubs and serve our customers faster and more efficiently,” said Kenny Rocker, Executive Vice President – Marketing & Sales, Union Pacific. “This groundbreaking autonomous driving technology and our partnership provide us a significant opportunity to scale the technology in our network, proactively reducing global supply chain congestion.”

 

Building on its accomplishment of the world’s first Driver Out semi-truck run on December 22, 2021, TuSimple is today reporting an additional six successful fully autonomous runs. The seven total runs covered over 550 cumulative miles on open public roads without a human in the vehicle, without any tele-operation, and without any traffic intervention. Runs were conducted in various roadway conditions, including dense early-evening traffic and “back-to-back” runs on the same night. ...

 

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The biggest problem with automated vehicles right now are people. There's currently no way for a computer to predict what stupid random shit morons in other vehicles are going to do. That's not even getting into pedestrians, drunk drivers, etc.

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5 hours ago, Koko said:

The biggest problem with automated vehicles right now are people. There's currently no way for a computer to predict what stupid random shit morons in other vehicles are going to do. That's not even getting into pedestrians, drunk drivers, etc.

 

And until they figure out how to deal w/ that driverless cars & trucks won't be truly viable.

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Spartacus

typical libtard policy

raise min wage to a point you force the business to totally automate and fire all the min wage workers

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-fast-food-bill-decried-california-food-tax

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he signed legislation targeting some fast food franchises to lift minimum wages to $22 per hour and change working conditions. Opponents have described the bill as “hypocritical” and “ill-considered.”

 

It imposes higher costs on one type of restaurant, while sparing another. That’s true even if those two restaurants have the same revenues and the same number of employees,” he said in an open letter

“If you are a small business owner running two restaurants that are part of a national chain, like McDonald’s, you can be targeted by the bill,” he added.

“But if you own 20 restaurants that are not part of a large chain, the bill does not apply to you. For unexplainable reasons, brands with fewer than 100 locations are excluded. Even more mystifying, the legislation excludes certain restaurants that bake bread. I can only conclude this is the outcome of backroom politicking.”

Erlinger said the bill is “lopsided, hypocritical and ill-considered” and noted that economists have warned that it will “drive up the cost of eating at a quick service restaurant in California by 20 percent at a time when Americans already face soaring costs in supermarkets and at gas pumps.”

 

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Crap Throwing Clavin
29 minutes ago, Spartacus said:

typical libtard policy

raise min wage to a point you force the business to totally automate and fire all the min wage workers

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-fast-food-bill-decried-california-food-tax

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he signed legislation targeting some fast food franchises to lift minimum wages to $22 per hour and change working conditions. Opponents have described the bill as “hypocritical” and “ill-considered.”

 

It imposes higher costs on one type of restaurant, while sparing another. That’s true even if those two restaurants have the same revenues and the same number of employees,” he said in an open letter

“If you are a small business owner running two restaurants that are part of a national chain, like McDonald’s, you can be targeted by the bill,” he added.

“But if you own 20 restaurants that are not part of a large chain, the bill does not apply to you. For unexplainable reasons, brands with fewer than 100 locations are excluded. Even more mystifying, the legislation excludes certain restaurants that bake bread. I can only conclude this is the outcome of backroom politicking.”

Erlinger said the bill is “lopsided, hypocritical and ill-considered” and noted that economists have warned that it will “drive up the cost of eating at a quick service restaurant in California by 20 percent at a time when Americans already face soaring costs in supermarkets and at gas pumps.”

 

 

Putin's inflation.

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2 hours ago, Spartacus said:

typical libtard policy

raise min wage to a point you force the business to totally automate and fire all the min wage workers

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-fast-food-bill-decried-california-food-tax

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he signed legislation targeting some fast food franchises to lift minimum wages to $22 per hour and change working conditions. Opponents have described the bill as “hypocritical” and “ill-considered.”

 

It imposes higher costs on one type of restaurant, while sparing another. That’s true even if those two restaurants have the same revenues and the same number of employees,” he said in an open letter

“If you are a small business owner running two restaurants that are part of a national chain, like McDonald’s, you can be targeted by the bill,” he added.

“But if you own 20 restaurants that are not part of a large chain, the bill does not apply to you. For unexplainable reasons, brands with fewer than 100 locations are excluded. Even more mystifying, the legislation excludes certain restaurants that bake bread. I can only conclude this is the outcome of backroom politicking.”

Erlinger said the bill is “lopsided, hypocritical and ill-considered” and noted that economists have warned that it will “drive up the cost of eating at a quick service restaurant in California by 20 percent at a time when Americans already face soaring costs in supermarkets and at gas pumps.”

 

 

I don't see this law lasting long. Seems like a pretty clear equal protection violation.

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2 hours ago, Spartacus said:

typical libtard policy

raise min wage to a point you force the business to totally automate and fire all the min wage workers

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-fast-food-bill-decried-california-food-tax

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he signed legislation targeting some fast food franchises to lift minimum wages to $22 per hour and change working conditions. Opponents have described the bill as “hypocritical” and “ill-considered.”

 

It imposes higher costs on one type of restaurant, while sparing another. That’s true even if those two restaurants have the same revenues and the same number of employees,” he said in an open letter

“If you are a small business owner running two restaurants that are part of a national chain, like McDonald’s, you can be targeted by the bill,” he added.

“But if you own 20 restaurants that are not part of a large chain, the bill does not apply to you. For unexplainable reasons, brands with fewer than 100 locations are excluded. Even more mystifying, the legislation excludes certain restaurants that bake bread. I can only conclude this is the outcome of backroom politicking.”

Erlinger said the bill is “lopsided, hypocritical and ill-considered” and noted that economists have warned that it will “drive up the cost of eating at a quick service restaurant in California by 20 percent at a time when Americans already face soaring costs in supermarkets and at gas pumps.”

 

 

It could be a $50 minimum wage and most sandwiches would still come out looking like they were put together by a very drugged out Picasso.

 

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The silver lining is that you very rarely have to eat what you order and they screw up, because they will either give you the wrong order entirely or forget to put it in the bag.

 

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Crap Throwing Clavin
3 hours ago, Hedge said:

 

It could be a $50 minimum wage and most sandwiches would still come out looking like they were put together by a very drugged out Picasso.

 

image.png.a68db27a9045568da105c073788c4a8d.png

 

The silver lining is that you very rarely have to eat what you order and they screw up, because they will either give you the wrong order entirely or forget to put it in the bag.

 

 

 

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Billsandhorns
21 hours ago, Spartacus said:

typical libtard policy

raise min wage to a point you force the business to totally automate and fire all the min wage workers

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/personal-finance/gov-gavin-newsom-signs-fast-food-bill-decried-california-food-tax

 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that he signed legislation targeting some fast food franchises to lift minimum wages to $22 per hour and change working conditions. Opponents have described the bill as “hypocritical” and “ill-considered.”

 

It imposes higher costs on one type of restaurant, while sparing another. That’s true even if those two restaurants have the same revenues and the same number of employees,” he said in an open letter

“If you are a small business owner running two restaurants that are part of a national chain, like McDonald’s, you can be targeted by the bill,” he added.

“But if you own 20 restaurants that are not part of a large chain, the bill does not apply to you. For unexplainable reasons, brands with fewer than 100 locations are excluded. Even more mystifying, the legislation excludes certain restaurants that bake bread. I can only conclude this is the outcome of backroom politicking.”

Erlinger said the bill is “lopsided, hypocritical and ill-considered” and noted that economists have warned that it will “drive up the cost of eating at a quick service restaurant in California by 20 percent at a time when Americans already face soaring costs in supermarkets and at gas pumps.”

 

Automation is already starting to enter the fast food space. In most places you can order online, using an app or a kiosk in the store. It will only be a matter of time before they create a robot to screw the order up as well. 

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Crap Throwing Clavin
3 hours ago, Foxx said:

 

I'd really do just about anything to avoid interacting with an actual person at a fast food restaurant.

 

Including - my usual approach - simply not eating that shit.

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Spartacus

Next step is to unioinize the robots

 

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Bill To Ban ‘Right-To-Work’ Laws (msn.com)

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) plans to reintroduce a bill on Thursday that would ban anti-union “right-to-work” laws that are now on the books in a majority of states.

 

Such laws forbid employers and unions from entering into agreements stipulating that every worker covered by the contract pay fees to the union. In doing so, they allow workers to opt out of paying any dues while still enjoying the benefits of a union contract and representation. 

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