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Tech Company Pays Monthly Stipend to Those Displaced by Robots

Posted December 21, 2019 12:00 AM by M-ReeD
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In preparation for the so-called robocalypse, where human workers will likely be replaced by machines, one robotics company is preparing to pay those displaced by robots a monthly stipend.

The company, Makr Shakr, which built the Toni robotic bartending system, is retraining one such displaced person for another career while also paying him the monthly sum of $1,000 following the recipient’s job loss.

Although there is no time line available for how long a recipient can expect to receive the stipend, Makr Shakr promises that for every robot bartender it deploys, a human recipient of their choosing will begin receiving the stipend.

But don’t count on your monthly stipend just yet. The speed with which these robot employees emerge will likely bankrupt Makr Shakr in no time at all, at least according to robocalypse preppers who envision a world where robots take over all of our tasks while we sit idly by…that is at least until they turn on us entirely.

Stay tuned.

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12/21/2019 12:19 AM

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12/21/2019 10:08 PM

I'd much rather have a job than a dole from a company that built my mechanical replacement. Just sayin'.

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12/22/2019 3:27 AM

I'd much rather pay less for my drinks, than fund a $1000 dole that discourages a bertender from getting another job.
Now, where's a bar I can go to with a human worker who can do what good bartenders do, which is much more than serve drinks?

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12/27/2019 8:39 AM

Well have both,

have the robot make your drinks and teach your children to make better life choices.

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12/24/2019 6:34 PM

How is anybody supposed to live on a thousand bucks a month? Whata they think you are, a robot? I mean a robot doesn't have to eat, doesn't require a bathroom, and really can just stand around indefinitely...a thousand bucks is probably more than enough for a robot...just needs an outlet someplace....

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12/27/2019 12:04 PM

The factory robots will need to be supplemented by robot-service-robots to perform routine maintenance activities and/or stand-in for the line-robot while it is receiving replacement/updated components while the line robots are ''off-line'' ...

... (and can also catch-up on the latest robot-gossip?)...

On the other hand, office robots will need to undergo (robot sensitivity training) so as not to offend older robots, of a non-current ''mark'', so the older robots will not have to endure the bullying of the newer robots taunting the older robots with (I'm-more-modern-than-thou) ''talk''...

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