automation

We Must Save 7-Eleven From the Machines

Fully automated stores are exactly what the convenience chain’s customers don’t need

The Future of Robots Won’t Be Like ‘The Terminator’ — It’ll Probably Be Worse

The documentarian behind ‘The Truth About Killer Robots’ talks about how machines are slowly, methodically destroying our economy, our relationships and how we see ourselves

I Ate a Burger Made by Flippy, the Burger-Flipping Robot Who’s Here to Take Your Minimum-Wage Job

A fast-food restaurant seems like a fitting venue for the robot apocalypse. I’m sitting in black leather chair at CaliBurger, a mostly unremarkable burger chain,…

The Urban-Rural Divide Will Get Worse

This election pitted the struggling countryside against the booming metropolis, and there’s no truce in sight