As spiffy as a drone landing itself on an aircraft carrier was, I think this might be more important:
It’s an AP article, so no quoting without the lawyerbeasts taking an interest. But the basic point is this: Lettuce Bot. A robot is being tested by Blue River Technology, and apparently at least more or less works, that “thins” a field of lettuce, doing the work of 20 humans – who would probably be illegal aliens. Several other such robots are discussed, including a strawberry picker.
The article discusses how this could make farming more efficient. What it doesn’t mention is how this could make farmers no longer dependent upon low-skilled illegal aliens… which would negate a good chunk of the need for them. No longer would “they’re doing the jobs Americans don’t want to do” be a valid argument. Instead, “robots are doing the jobs Americans don’t want to do, and Americans are being employed to make the robots” will become a valid argument. supporting illegal immigration in the face of these new developments is in fact a slap in the face of American technological development. Other countries will develop these robots, even if the US doesn’t.
If you have a Senator or Congressman who’s squishy on whether or n0t to pass yet another round of amnesty for millions of illegal aliens, make sure to pass this info along to them. In a few years, the role of millions of illegals could be filled by honest, legal, American-made robots. Any legislator who, upon learning this, still opts for amnesty, can be safely assumed to be working not in the best interests of America, but instead is simply pandering to generate votes and should be replaced with a new legislator who actually wants what’s best for the American farmer and the American economy.
Imagine it: in a decade or so, instead of importing millions of low-skilled workers who bring nothing to the economy or the culture and who are a massive burden to the legal and health care systems, the US could be exporting millions of robots around the world to work fields. Instead of spending billions to support millions of people who are minimally useful to the US, we could be making billions across the world.