Turns Out We Won't Need Mexican Workers

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. pspr


    The next wave of mechanical robots will eliminate the need for super low wage illegal Mexican workers! All an immigration bill will do is bring in a new huge crop of freeloaders to drain American's wallets.
    The engineers were testing the Lettuce Bot, a machine that can "thin" a field of lettuce in the time it takes about 20 workers to do the job by hand.

    The thinner is part of a new generation of machines that target the last frontier of agricultural mechanization - fruits and vegetables destined for the fresh market, not processing, which have thus far resisted mechanization because they're sensitive to bruising.

    Researchers are now designing robots for these most delicate crops by integrating advanced sensors, powerful computing, electronics, computer vision, robotic hardware and algorithms, as well as networking and high precision GPS localization technologies. Most ag robots won't be commercially available for at least a few years.

    In this region known as America's Salad Bowl, where for a century fruits and vegetables have been planted, thinned and harvested by an army of migrant workers, the machines could prove revolutionary.

    Farmers say farm robots could provide relief from recent labor shortages, lessen the unknowns of immigration reform, even reduce costs, increase quality and yield a more consistent product.

  2. achilles28



    Fight the future.... Illegals need a home to bring down America. It'll be interesting to see what political groups fight this, tooth and nail.
  3. Lucrum


    I thought that was the bill's intent.
  4. Lucrum


  5. pspr


    Thank God it doesn't look like immigration reform is going to happen before the 2014 elections. What the Senate wants would be a disaster for the America we know.

    And, Republicans like Rubio, McCain, Graham, Boehner, Cantor and a few others are on my permanent shit list.
  6. jem


    does boehner deserve credit for backing out of the senate bill?
  7. pspr


    I think Boehner was full steam ahead to produce a compromise bill by the end of the year. It was a revolt by the House Republicans that put that idea on ice.
  8. Lucrum


    Who keeps voting for "Boner" anyway?
    Are people so desperate to have "one of their own" in a position of power they don't care what a buffoon they are?

    I sure wish the American voter could get past this team sport mentality and start voting their convictions instead.
  9. pspr


    Remember that idea someone floated last year about making Congressmen and Senators (presidents too) wear suits like race car drivers wear and make them sew the logos on their suits for the large donors who give them money? That might work.
  10. jem


    I never read that... that would be an awesome app.
    #10     Jul 18, 2013