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I'm Slavin' It! McDonald's minimum wage crisis reaches tipping point as mass labor protests begin

5/6/2015 - Already losing market share to more innovative restaurants that are dropping GMOs (Chipotle) and toxic chemical ingredients (Panera), McDonald's is about to be hit with a massive worker protest. "McDonald's workers will gatecrash the burger company's shareholder meeting later this month with 'the...

Google's military robot army soon ready for Terminator assault on humanity

5/5/2015 - Google's android "Terminator" army is nearly ready for its assault on the human race. With tech pioneer Elon Musk (and physicist Stephen Hawking) urgently warning that artificial intelligence (AI) could destroy humanity, Google seems intent on building the android Terminator hardware that AI systems...

Humanoid robots to arrive on store shelves next year

9/7/2014 - The advance of robotics in recent years has been incredible and is now about to enter a new era, according to reports. Indeed, "humanoid" types of robots are expected to hit American retailers sometime next year. Bloomberg News reports that billionaire Masayoshi Son will begin selling a kind of humanoid...

Killer robots must be outlawed immediately, warns UN official

9/3/2014 - Robotics is a technology that has been around for decades, and indeed has been used to streamline manufacturing -- often at the cost of human labor. Over the years, robots have become much more sophisticated and capable, but not everyone believes that is a good thing. In fact, some think that the development...

Automation robots to result in huge job losses for Americans

8/18/2014 - Since the dawning of the Industrial Age in America and around the globe, automation and machinery have been steadily taking the place of human laborers. Now, a new technology threatens to replace even more jobs -- robotics. In fact, they are already among us. They control our smartphones, refrigerators,...

$15 minimum wage for fast food workers? Here's what it means for living wages, food prices and jobs

6/2/2014 - The City Council of Seattle has just approved an ordinance which would raise the minimum wage of workers in that city to $15 an hour.(1) The phase-in takes seven years to complete, with small business given more time to adopt the new wage minimums than large businesses. Because emotions run high...

Low pay or no pay: Restaurants to replace unskilled workers with robots to avoid paying higher wages

5/29/2014 - The more Americans working in the fast-food and sit-down restaurant industry allow themselves to be duped into protesting their employers for unreasonably higher wages by politically motivated unions and elected officials, the faster they will eventually be replaced by technology, according to a number...

Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanity

2/26/2014 - In the brilliant techno-thriller fiction novel DAEMON by Daniel Suarez, a collection of clever computer scripts take over corporations, economies and entire governments. AI programs also activate and control vehicles, buildings and critical infrastructure, outmaneuvering the FBI, CIA and even the NSA...

Rise of the machines: Google robots, Kurzweil's AI, and why self-aware machines will inevitably seek to destroy humanity

2/26/2014 - In the brilliant techno-thriller fiction novel DAEMON by Daniel Suarez, a collection of clever computer scripts take over corporations, economies and entire governments. AI programs also activate and control vehicles, buildings and critical infrastructure, outmaneuvering the FBI, CIA and even the NSA...

Do no evil? Google to unveil military robots after acquiring Boston Dynamics

12/29/2013 - By now it should be patently obvious that Google has grown beyond just a simple Web search engine. According to an analysis by Natural News, Google - which has transformed itself into a major media brand, as well as a technology company - has been acquiring other companies at a rapid clip, scooping...

What will China do with a billion people when robots take over manufacturing?

10/5/2013 - The United States has been automating its manufacturing for decades, adding robotics to replace workers, especially in the vaunted U.S. automobile industry. The process has most definitely taken its toll on Americans with low- to mid-level skills. In fact, the U.S. has lost 6 million manufacturing...

Robotics revolution to replace most human workers in three generations; labor class to be systematically eliminated

9/29/2013 - As much as seventy percent of the human race will become obsolete within just three generations. Why? Because robotics technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that highly-capable humanoid robots with advanced vision recognition and motor coordination systems are going to take over most menial labor...

Skynet factories to churn out test tube beef as 'Bloomburgernator' robots force humans to eat artificial protein patties

8/6/2013 - The era of robotic, factory-produced test tube hamburger meat is nearly here. Yesterday, the first stem-cell-grown hamburger "meat patty" was grilled up and consumed by taste testers who declared it edible. The burger cost $332,000 to "grow" in test tubes, a project spearheaded by vascular biologist...

Farm robots to make human ag workers obsolete within a decade

7/24/2013 - In the latter part of the 20th century, automation - the introduction of machines and "robots" designed to make mass production more effective - began taking over for human workers in American factories. With automation came efficiency, but that efficiency cost the country as well in terms of good-paying...

Meet your future enemy: Pentagon developing humanoid Terminator robots that will soon carry weapons

4/8/2013 - Watch the video embedded below: It reveals the "Petman" humanoid robot funded by the Department of Defense. Like something ripped right out of a sci-fi movie, the robot sweats to regulate body temperature, and it can be dressed in chemical suits, camo or other uniforms to resemble humans. The picture...

Robots to take over jobs in human service industry, increasing the percentage of unemployed Americans

4/3/2013 - The so-called "service industry" - which includes restaurants, entertainment outlets, retail stores and hotels, among other businesses - has traditionally been one of the fastest-growing employment sectors in the country, even in a struggling U.S. economy. But its workforce could be decimated in the...

Military designing killer robots capable of behavioral deception

12/5/2012 - In a Navy-funded study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have successfully designed robots that are capable of deception. The study is part of a wider trend toward smarter and more autonomous battlefield robots. It was published in the journal IEEE Intelligent Systems. Lead researcher...

Physicist Stephen Hawking denounced for believing human beings are biological robots with no consciousness or free will

5/16/2011 - Behind every madman, there is a distorted philosophy that denies people their humanity, says Mike Adams, creator of the new mini-documentary "The God Within," available now on NaturalNews.TV. This documentary deconstructs the core philosophies underpinning modern scientific thinking, unveiling the frightening...

Armed, Autonomous Robots "A Threat to Humanity"

8/16/2008 - An artificial intelligence professor has warned that the trend toward creating autonomous killer robots for battlefield use poses "a threat to humanity." Noel Sharkey of the University of Sheffield said that military leaders in several countries "are quite clear that they want autonomous robots as...

Animals Spared by Using Laboratory Robots to Test Chemicals

8/13/2008 - Researchers are developing a method of testing potentially toxic chemicals using robots instead of animals, as a way of reducing both the number of animals exposed to painful or fatal tests and also the cost of those tests, according to an article published in the journal Science and a presentation...

Roomba 530 robotic vacuum review by consumer advocate Mike Adams

9/25/2007 - The new Roomba 500 series robotic vacuums are, its manufacturer says, the best robotic vacuums ever made. We decided to buy a Roomba 530 and put it to the test, and today we bring you the results in an exclusive NaturalNews Photo Tour available at http://www.NaturalNews.com/phototour_roomba_530_1.html Why...

Robots predicted to have rights 50 years from now

12/26/2006 - A recent report commissioned by the British government states that one day we may be giving the kind of rights traditionally reserved for humans to sentient machines. The report claims to have looked extensively at current trends into to gauge the situation 50 years from now. One of 270 forward-looking...

Roomba maker iRobot also developing military robots for Pentagon

12/14/2006 - While civilian consumers can get a taste of the Jetsons' lifestyle with iRobot's Roomba vacuuming, floor washing and floor sweeping robots, the military is also taking advantage of the company's technology, but not to clean the barracks. The iRobot line of military robots includes scout robots that...

Researchers are teaching robots to interact intelligently with humans

12/4/2006 - Robots have been a part of research labs and automated factories for quite some time, but now some of them are playing hide-and-seek with scientist Alan Schultz. Teaching this robot named George to find a place to hide and then hunt for a human playmate is a new level of human interaction rarely...

The implications of humanoid robots as laborsaving devices are more ominous than most people realize

8/22/2006 - In the not-too-distant future, artificial intelligence will advance to the point where robots can perform useful functions in our everyday lives. But it's not just artificial intelligence that needs to advance in order to enable useful humanoid robots; we also need major advancements in portable power,...

U.S. Army tests battlefield robot armed with pump action shotgun; bring on the Terminators!

8/19/2004 - The same company that makes those cute little household vacuuming robots now has a military robot that is equipped with a pump action shotgun capable of firing shotgun rounds and presumably killing enemy combatants (or anyone who happens to be standing in front of the 'bot). The robot is called the...

Surgical robots promise to make surgery less painful; and yet are still medically unnecessary most of the time

8/7/2004 - Surgeons in Australia are excited over new surgical robots they are using to perform surgical operations on patients. These new robots allow surgeons to perform operations with improved precision in a way that reduces post-operative complications and actually requires less staff during the surgical...

Robots being developed to retrieve library books

7/22/2004 - In the future, you may be able to walk right up to your local library robot and tell it what book you want. It will shuffle off, locate the book, lift it off the shelf, and bring it back to you. That's the dream of robot engineers in Spain who are working on developing robots that retrieve books from...

The Top Ten Technologies: #4: Practical Robots

7/14/2004 - Practical robots offer tremendous potential for enhancing the quality of life for humans everywhere. The robotics industry is emerging now, and progress is steady. The world leader in robotics is Japan, which has invested heavily in social robots -- robots that interact with people. The United States,...

IRobot release new Roomba vacuum cleaner that uses minesweeping technology to clean dirt in your home

7/13/2004 - If you enjoy the thought of having a military robot running around your house, go buy a new Roomba. It uses the same technology found in the manufacturer's military robots that are right now helping the U.S. military function as more efficient killing machines in the Middle East. Althought I own an...

Our Future Includes Robot Helpers: But U.S. Lags Behind

10/21/2003 5:23:45 PM - Japan will be cashing in on the robot crazy of the 21st century. We'll have robots mowing our lawns, doing our dishes, sweeping our floors and even preparing our food. Advanced models might even be able to handle tasks like folding clothes and scrubbing kitchen sinks. And you know who will be making...

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