Daily Archive: March 16, 2017

McDonald’s testing fully automated food order and prep systems #IOT #Automation #Robots #Labor

McDonald’s refers to the machine as a Big Mac ATM. The machine does all the work, no human intervention required between your self order, food prep and delivery. Source: This machine will serve you a free Big Mac – The Boston Globe Automation is going to happen across many industries. Policy makers, however, are doing everything they can to accelerate the adoption of automation and the elimination of lower wage jobs. Here in Oregon, which...


Social media, confirmation bias and its use in marketing #FakeNews #Propaganda #SocialMedia

(I originally posted this on May 24, 2014, about 2 1/2 years before “fake news” became a popular meme. Since then, social media has become a friction-less platform for the spread of propaganda, fake news, and worse. I run an entire blog on the topic of social media propaganda at Occupy Propaganda – the title being a spoof on a whole bunch of “Occupy” titled propaganda and fake news web sites on Facebook.) Confirmation bias...

McDonald’s testing mobile app ordering for its restaurants #Iot #Automation

McDonald’s has started testing mobile order-and-pay after acknowledging the ordering process in its restaurants can be “stressful.” Source: McDonald’s tests mobile ordering before national rollout | KATU Six months ago, I saw a self service order kiosk in a McDonald’s in Utah (the image accompanying this story is my photo of that). Mobile app self ordering is another way to speed up the customer experience – and potentially reduce labor costs as automation is now...

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