But seriously, as numerous as the questions and problems this might create are, it's kinda cool. Reminds me of that CGPGrey video about the barista-bots and the automated cars. What will we all do when we're obsolete?
Oscar Wildcat Yes, I want to be hounded by robots as I try to get the stuff I need from your store. I want to spend hours playing with the interface to get it to lead me 200 feet to where the drywall is. Because really, I have all the time in the world Lowes.
oddeye I'm sure the robot will work alright, it's the minimum wage shelf stackers not really giving a shit (can't blame them) that'll fuck this things usefulness up IMO.
Hooker Talk about your fucking failure of imagination.
That guy OSHBot gives you love and support and good cheer and a warm welcome, and this is how you repay OSHBot?
Bort Already I refuse to use the self-checkout lane because I don't want to contribute to a trend that costs workers their jobs, but I might make an exception for these robots, just so I can trick them into cussing.
oddeye Making everything as time-consuming and expensive to produce requires more workers, are you saying that's what you are in favor of?
I refuse to barter with any farmer that uses a plow!
Bort The self-checkout lane doesn't do anything except put a human out of work and put his wages in some upper management type's pockets. I feel there's a line there.