An automated loom is a wonder- but who owns the loom?
July 18, 2019 9:34 AM Subscribe
“Everybody I talked to at my McDonald’s — along with the many other fast-food workers I interviewed — had had food items thrown at them.“ (Vox) “My body is grudgingly adjusting to the job, but my brain isn’t. I’ve started dreading the monotony even more than the pain. There is literally nothing to do out in the mod but pick. ” (Lit hub) Excerpts from On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane by Emily Guendelsberger. “The app, in its eagerness to appear streamlined and just-in-time, had simply excised the relevant human party in this exchange. Hence the satisfied customer could fantasize that his food had materialized thanks to the digital interface, as though some all-seeing robot was supervising the human workers as they put together his organic rice bowl.” The Automation Charade: The rise of the robots has been greatly exaggerated. Whose interests does that serve?
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