Wetherspoon might have killed off the traditional pub and heralded the rise of the robots. Or it might just have saved it.

The company has unleashed into the world its Order & Pay app – specifically made so that nobody will ever have to queue at the bar again.

The way it works is simple enough: you tell it what your table you’re at, what food or drink you want, and pay for it. Seconds or minutes later your request will arrive, served by one of the bar staff.

But what it actually means isn’t simple at all. The decision could be a threat to the traditional pub – or it could save it.

The pub has been roughly the same since roman times. But then Wetherspoon arrived.


Read more: Wetherspoon’s ‘Order & Pay’ app is the future – not just of pubs but of the world | The Independent

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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