Virtually ignored by much of the media is the fact that technology is creeping up behind the $15 minimum wage movement, and if trends continue, will render it obsolete. It will be hard to pay somebody that kind of money when their job has been outsourced to a robot.
Last Thursday, RadioShack announced it is closing more than 2,400 stores after filing for bankruptcy. This will include the Columbia Center Mall location in Kennewick, and Valley Mall store in Union Gap outside of Yakima.
With recent stories about the pending debut of completely automated burger-making machines, robot butlers working in some California hotels, and drone technology, we wondered - when will they 'take over?'