New Robotic Convenience Stores Are Philadelphia’s Last Step Before the Revolution

Signaling an important final step towards creating the overfed, underworked dystopia so memorably depicted in Wall-E, Shop 24 today is opening up two new “robotic convenience stores” around Philadelphia—one in Hatfield, to the north; and the other at 3900 Gateway Drive in south Philadelphia. The shops are “self-contained, refrigerated and robotic,” measuring in at nine feet tall: Essentially, these are really huge vending machines. (See the vdieo below.) Only these vending machines will achieve sentience and learn to love kittens will eventually destroying all of humanity. [Shop 24]