Who better than Marketplace, really, to cover the trend of replacing workers with machines?

David Brancaccio is on a road trip to discover the human stories behind the robot horde.  The series includes reports from others on Marketplace’s Economy 4.0 team.  Today’s story was about the grocery checkout workers replaced by automatic checkout machines.  As a listener, I was dismayed to hear how the workers didn’t view the robots as a threat until it was too late.  As a grocery customer, I’ve noticed the technology improving and becoming less error-prone….but I still swear and flip the robot off at least once per shopping trip.

photo from pin add / Flickr

(Photo: pin add / Flickr)