Food for thought – innovation and extermination.

I was reading an article tonight about Amazon getting ready to hire 100,000 new employees between now and 2018 to work in its new stores. The downside was the news that of course relates to such a booming industry; stores like JC Penney and others are downsizing or shutting down stores by the hundreds, with one of the giants laying off a total of 8,000 employees when they recently shut down their entire nationwide chain due to the inability to compete with retail giants like Amazon. If you follow the technical news, and I do so religiously, its almost impossible to miss the trends in other areas towards robotics; from Amazon admitting to wanting to add more robots to make things run smoother and faster to commercial trucking one day soon being completely overhauled with driverless vehicles. Then there is the inevitable trend, even in food-service industries to start adding … Read the rest…