September 16th, 2016 by
Category: Robotics

Just imagine Domino’s without the labor component, you can start to see how incredibly profitable that can be. 

Says Alex Garden, co-founder and executive chairman of Zume, a new startup in Mountain View, trying to make a more profitable pizza through robotics.

Another great example of how Silicon Valley startups are hollowing out value out of the societal system, while helping humans out of the equation.

Garden, 41, is the former president of Zynga Studios and is now relentlessly working to become the  Amazon of food with a plan to put the robots inside the delivery trucks and prepare, cook and deliver the pizza to your door, fresher than ever before.


Bloomberg has a good story on Zume, including an interesting video with interviews and more detail on the plans of the startup.

In the video, Garden mentions: “It’s an economic inevitability that certain types of jobs will be replaced by machines and AI.”

We can look on the one hand that this type of innovation is great  but we need as well to prepare our society for a world with less jobs and more time for people to spend wisely. A world where citizens are not only hooked on entertainment, but a world where we can stimulate people to learn to live, to learn to create things and value, and where we’re able to enjoy life with less time to work to live a happier life.

Then the irony.

There were currently no jobs available at the time of this post.

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Author: Gerd Leonhard

In the words of American poet John Berryman, “the possibility that has been overlooked is the future”. Most of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any depth – and when we do our own cravings and fears often run away with us, resulting in utopias or dystopias that are not very helpful in terms of planning and decisions. Today’s professionals, leaders and their organisations need a dedicated, passionate long-term understanding of the future if they are to successfully navigate the exponential waves of change. For countless individuals and organizations that intelligence is called Gerd Leonhard.

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