For next assignment, say ‘READY’.

Continuing work on THE EXTRA PEOPLE, I’ve been investigating the strange new world of voice-directed warehouse managment systems.

Hi-lights on youtube include some great ‘testimony’ to camera from Roy Andersson-tinged employees and bosses from Finland (see pic below, and here)  and this promotional video from DematicCorp where we’re told at the end that

“You can even ask the system, HOW AM I DOING? – or, HOW MUCH MORE?”

Finally, a worker (or ‘associate’ in Amazon-speak) on the job (‘temporary assignment’) with Voxware at ‘Performance Food Group’ in Richmond, USA, here. Grab one, position Alpha, confirm.


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