HitchBot Murdered in Philadelphia

Food for thought.

“HitchBot, the hitchhiking robot, successfully hitchhiked across Canada, the Netherlands and Germany. But things got scary when he got to the U.S.” — AJ+


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


  • I think I can understand the reaction. In Europe and Canada, there are safety net programs to help workers who lose their jobs to robots. In the US, there is no relief for workers who lose jobs due to automation. This is the same motivation that led Luddites to destroy the automated looms that were destroying their jobs in 18th century England.

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