Good News! Bankers Will be Replaced by Robots Soon!

Roy Batty
Daily Stormer
May 30, 2019

Pepper appears to be the standard go-to robot model.

The Ford Model T of robots, as it were.

Sun-Sentinel:

Don’t be afraid, but a robot is being deployed to serve you at one of the world’s largest banks.

Its name is Pepper. It’s a humanoid robot with a tablet for a chest and wheels that let it get around on its own. It’s shiny and cute. It has arms and it has hands that it can tighten into a fist.

But it doesn’t want to hurt you or take anyone’s job, say officials of HSBC Bank, where Pepper is being put to work.

I’ve heard that one before.

They said the same thing about those self-service kiosks at McDonald’s.

And now try to find a McDonald’s without a poo-encrusted touch screen kiosk in a major city!

Beginning Thursday, Pepper will greet customers at HSBC Bank’s Brickell branch in Miami, and later, possibly other locations throughout Florida, according to bank officials. Pepper’s Miami launch will be the fourth for the bank, following launches at branches on Fifth Avenue in New York City last summer, and in Seattle and Beverly Hills this past spring.

SoftBank has deployed more than 15,000 Peppers across the globe since 2014, mostly to Asia — where they can be found in retail stores, restaurants, schools and banks — and Europe, where, among other functions, they greet visitors at museums, libraries and auto dealerships, Dawson said.

So far in the U.S., more than 250 of the robots have been introduced, including to companies that aren’t ready to be identified, Dawson said. While some hotels have deployed them, SoftBank is narrowing its marketing focus to retail and retail banking uses, Dawson said. The company makes a separate robot, NAO, for use in schools.

Dawson stressed that the company’s robots are built to provide information, not perform physical labor like stocking shelves or folding clothes. And sorry, Pepper can’t bring you a cold drink. And that’s good for human workers.

“We want automation that assists the workforce, not replaces it,” Dawson said.

I don’t think anyone is going to cry about bankers losing their jobs, but clearly, people need to start asking questions about this whole robot situation.

On the lower end of the skills spectrum, you’ve got the low-wage brown immigrants that are pouring into the United States because Donald Trump thinks it’s 1918 and that we need huge masses of unskilled laborers to work in the factories producing steel and tins of canned meat.

And now, on the other end of the spectrum, you’ve got these robots…

You can see where I’m going with this, but most normies can’t. Bringing up automation short-circuits their brains the same way that talk of whether those six million Jews were really shoved into ovens in Poland does. This huge revolutionary thing – automation – is right around the corner, and literally no one but Tucker Carlson is even willing to bring it up in the public discourse.

You’ve got simultaneous de-industrialization, automation and Third World migration to contend with in the coming years.

…so what is the future going to look like?

You don’t even have any good near-future fiction out there trying to predict the period in-between now and the collapse. Basically, what cyberpunk was trying to do in the 80s has fallen out of vogue. If people write about the future, they usually skip ahead to post-collapse times or all the way to space opera fantasy.

All you have is Black Mirror and Tucker Carlson, and the former is more of a Twilight Zone horror thing than the sort of sober sci-fi take that I would like.

We’re just barreling into the 2020s totally blind here. 

Top Comments

  1. Cyberpunk was all about the period between now and the collapse. We’re living it.

  2. As any good billionaire capitalist is into, ever increasing PROFIT is the bottom line.

    And the collapse has been going on since 1972. Not all at once but every 15 years, it’s right on the system’s schedule.

  3. “Bankers” as in bank tellers, but this absolutely won’t affect investment bankers. Traders are getting fucked in the ass, of course, but bankers are not as those are front office, client facing roles.

  4. Cyberpunk didn’t accurately depict how fake and gay tyranny would be. It’s not even cool.

  5. Automation is already here. The “right around the corner” pointis when automation results in fewer jobs. Robotics and AI trickled in slowly and surprisingly resulted in more jobs. Once the turning point is reached unemployment is going to rapidly increase, like a damn breaking instead of that slow trickle.

    Automation allows most businesses to expand. And since they rely mostly on human labor it means they have to hire more people. It’s why unemployment is the lowest it’s been in like five decades.

    But no business expands forever, so you end up with situations like the auto industry, where new automation is implemented solely to increase productivity.

    I see this shit first hand. A local business has a new facility that’s sort of a mystery to most of the employees because almost no one goes into that part of the plant. Meanwhile they held a job fair for dozens of new positions (mostly low skilled).

  6. bijuz says:

    I’m proud to say I didn’t know this was a thing, as I’m either not in cities enough, or at least have the decency to avoid that kind of food when there.
    The more important takeaway is that I should get one of those cheap touch screen styluses that are sold in dollar stores, and given away by banks, and start carrying it around.

  7. Better advice would be “learn to work on air conditioners.”

  8. The genie in the bottle that no one is looking at is 3d printing.

    Cave men were self sufficient because every tool/good they needed they could make themselves.
    3d printing is going to make the whole concept of factories, production, and commerce unrecognizable, basically by making us all space-age cavemen capable of printing complex devices.

    When production becomes home based by individuals, raw resources will be the next monopoly. That is until we develop a way to obtain those materials from the immediate environment.
    Personally, I think that the secret to true individual self sufficiency will be the result developing GM algae which can be used to 3d print and be forced to organically grow into the items we need.
    This is not far fetched. Coraline algaes basically lay down cement as they grow. Developing a variety that lays down, say, silk proteins into a plastic like polymer is well within our current capabilities.
    If we develop technology to grow algae into household goods, say goodbye to the secret masters whose wealth is made by occupying our bottlenecks in production, ie factories, mines, etc…

    Most of life’s history has been each critter for itself, get what you can get on your own and make what you can make on your own.
    The whole concept of commerce and trade is what’s unnatural and new. The practice of employment is even more strange and alien.

    It’s not really surprising that the world is an absolute clusterfuck by any metric you care to utilize. Nothing in history has ever tried to live the way we are currently living.

  9. I’ve used the fast food kiosks a few times and I do prefer them to dealing with sheboons and migrants who just screw up your order while giving you attitude.
    The poo-encrusted kiosk thing is just middle school level nonsense. That urban legend was debunked months ago. Seriously, I’m disappointed Roy even went there.

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