Everywhere, robots are taking jobs. Chefs are the latest to feel the squeeze.
The only good news is that we all know that robots will only be able to bake. They’ll never be able to cook.
After all, baking takes precision. Scientifically following the formula. Cooking is all about feel, finesse, and making the magic happen.
(This is bad news for the Keebler elves. They are the masters of baking precision.)
What do robots know about magic? Seriously, WHAT DO ROBOTS KNOW ABOUT MAGIC?
They are sweet at doing the same thing over and over, efficiently and accurately. But that’s it!
(When they start to learn magic, then we worry. For now, bye bye pastry chefs. Hello future!)
Does it all pay off, in dollars and cents? Or are there other motivations?
Will this save us money, in the long run? Is purchasing, programming and maintaining a robot chef significantly cheaper than hiring, training and maintaining human chefs? Especially if the humans in question are Millenials, who we all know are more into entitlement than elbow grease? Or are we simply counting on the fact that they will complain less, and won’t poison the food with unwashed bathroom hands, falling hairs or sneezes?
And if it’s way cheaper, when will they start giving us all money to not work? There are some good-looking shows coming out on Amazon Prime Video.
These are the big questions we have to answer, as we plan our future! (As though we have any say in how the future will shape up…)