Baguette Vending Machine

In case it’s still a mystery why the unemployment rate is so high, here’s a video of what should really be called an automated bakery.

To put a political spin on this, nevermind that this thing is foreshadowing the demise of the Panera Bread employee (though not Panera Bread itself), but once they make a McDonald’s vending machine and an automated Wal-Mart, the working poor will basically become wards of the state. One ironic outcome could be that, if things go Warren Buffet’s way, the rich executives will still be paying the poor unemployed, but via taxes instead of payroll.

From YouTube, via Laughing Squid


  1. Ever read teh story Manna? It talks about automation leading to the working poor becoming wards of the state.

  2. Computers Took Our Middle-Class Jobs | Apt46 - pingback on November 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm

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