Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Table Touch Screen Terminals To Replace Waiters?
Nah, touch screen terminals will not replace waiters. The waiters will move from the dining room to the touch screens as a new market for actors opens up.
I predict that soon after touch screens begin to appear in restaurants we will see the appearance of virtual wait staff (VWS) on the table top. Even if these VWS are digitally constructed there will still be a need for actors to voice the parts.
I wonder though, will we be expected to tip the touch screen? And if I am correct and VWS do make an appearance on touch screen ordering devices, will we be open to charges of sexual harassment if we touch a server instead of a menu item?
Table Touch Screen Terminals To Replace Waiters