San Francisco plans to ban robots

The Bay Area is home to incredible technological innovation, so it is surprising that San Francisco has taken a decidedly anti-tech stance lately.

First, Supervisor Jane Kim announced that she was exploring the option of imposing a “robot tax” on firms that displace human workers with automation.

Then, Supervisor Norman Yee proposed banning delivery robots from city sidewalks. This does not sound like the city that has benefited so much from such technological advances.

Stifling innovation and increasing government welfare subsidies is certainly not a recipe for economic success — for entrepreneurs or for workers.

Source: Press Enterprise


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