We've been told that robots will soon replace many low skill workers who do repetitive work but thanks to a technological breakthrough by Raytheon just flipping burgers isn't all they'll be doing. While AI is all the rage it simply doesn't work for for replacing unintelligent unskilled labor very well because it's just too smart.
"What is really needed to replace some workers is a control system that is as dumb and crazy as a syphilitic sewer rat," said Raytheon's VP of Robotics. "We've solved this problem by using an off the shelf technology that has actually been around for a long time - the Magic 8 Ball. The fuzzy logic and unreliability of this old technology makes the Raytheon Magic 8 Bot a perfect replacement droid for politicians."
According to Raytheon this isn't the only unskilled labor such hybrid technologies can be applied to. "We have several hybrid bots like this in the works. The second one to come onto the market will probably be our Speak and Spell Lawyer Bot but we are still working on programming the control unit in the most retarded uses of Latin."