Rise of the Machines: The Robo-Burrito Revolution
Isn’t getting a burrito such a hassle? You know, having to TALK to a person, wait around while PEOPLE touch your food with their HANDS? Ugh, just thinking about it makes me want to lay down with a cold cloth on my forehead.
Using technology we can only assume NASA uses on space shuttles, burritos can now be assembled by a robot. The first version, which popped up in California late in 2013, is conveniently located at the front doors of a gas station – perhaps to minimize any accidental socialization with the employees.
This got us thinking about what other items might be ready to be robotized here in Toronto. A poutine machine might be a good addition to the streets for the late night clubbers, since Smokes and Poutini’s can get a little crazy around the 12 am – 3am time slot. Or maybe, following the direction of the Burrito Box, and understanding that there is an obvious demand for tacos in this city, some taco machines might do well against our numerous taquerias. Who would choose to wait in a two hour line-up when a robot can spit out a couple of pork belly tacos out in seconds?
What kind of snack would you like to see enter the robo-food arena next?