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2/16/2016
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Comic: Self-Driving Food Trucks

Self-driving cars will soon make it possible for other self-driving vehicles. Even lunch will not be the same.

Self-driving is fine, but self-cooking?

Brian Moore is a cartoonist and illustrator. His first brush with the world of IT was a very part-time gig applying software patches on a TRS-80 Model III. The patches were about four lines long and arrived in the mail, typed on letterhead. He has since moved on to computers ... View Full Bio
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3/1/2016 | 12:26:15 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
I just read that on Valentine's Day, one of the self-driving Google cars crashed into a bus.  Google said, "The vehicle and the test driver "believed the bus would slow or allow the Google (autonomous vehicle) to continue."

Hmmmm...the vehicle believed...
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2/29/2016 | 6:52:17 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
Robots can not ever fully run companies and do all the jobs themselves. People must maintain the robots and the facilities for them to work in. 
StaceyE
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2/29/2016 | 6:50:23 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
This also means that people need to strive to get better in order to advance when the job they have is replaced by a robot. Unfortuanately a lot of people don't have that motivation.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:48:13 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
I think the government would create new types of licensing for these situations...they gotta make that money!! $$$$
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:32:32 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
Exactly!

WHat happens when the truck pulls in and there are no customers? will it listen to the cook when its told to go somewhere else, or will it stay there till its time to its next programmed location? It could get frustrating...lol
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:30:18 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
I also thought of this when I saw this comic. There are a lot of jobs out there that really could be replaced with kiosks at a lot less cost. If people complain too much they may have no job at all rather than only getting $10 an hour to take orders...
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StaceyE,
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2/29/2016 | 6:28:00 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
Very good points, but I think I would be too scared to be in the back making tacos while the truck was driving itself! EEEEK!
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2/29/2016 | 6:26:20 PM
Re: Good thought
There was an episode of Fameless yesterday with a "self driving" car gone awry with a "blind man" in the driver seat and the poor victim of the practical joke in the back seat....It was hysterical but brought up legitimate fears.
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shamika,
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2/27/2016 | 8:29:13 PM
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I think this a good initiative. I love this idea and it sounds more creative.
vnewman2
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2/22/2016 | 3:12:19 PM
Re: No license, no fees, no wages
This reminds me of the story about the  fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 - and in response McDonald's supposedly installed self-serve kiosks so they didn't have to have as many cashiers.  In reality the two things were unrelated as McDonald's had attempted this well before the wage protests in order to test out "custom" ordering where they have had success overseas.  But funny anecdote nonetheless.
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