Supporters of mass immigration will often say that immigrants do jobs Americans won't do and for a cheap price. That is debatable, but there is no job that robots won't do at a less expensive rate than a human.
CBS News reported Wednesday that the Henn'na Hotel in Japan has gained worldwide attention for giving up on humans and employing their staff with robots.
Seth Doane, a correspondent for CBS News, checked into the hotel and was greeted by three robots including one that looked like a human and another that resembled a dinosaur. The bag check, concierge, and bell boy were all robotic that could do the job of a human without switching shifts, paid vacations, or health insurance.
Even the room key had been replaced by a facial recognition program.
Doane questioned the hotel's CEO Hideo Sawada if the deficiency of a human touch was creating a lack of hospitality.
"For five-star hotels human staff are essential," Sawada said. "But for three or four-star hotels you need comfortable lodging and a basic level of communication at a reasonable price. Having robots replace jobs can help reduce labor prices by about 70 percent."
While Doane noticed a few technical glitches, nothing went seriously wrong, and a robot in his hotel room was able to decipher what he was trying to say in Japanese despite having a bad accent. His one night stay at the Henn'na Hotel is estimated to cost $73.
This hotel is the future for Japan, which has suffered from a labor shortage for decades.
The Financial Times reported that Japan has had a population problem since the mid-90's. They had a shrinking population due to a low birthrate and tight immigration control, rather than go the way of the U.S. and opening their doors to mass immigration, they choose to automate.
With labor costs increasing across the U.S. and minimum wage hikes on the horizon, it may not be too long until domestic companies go the way of the Henn'ha Hotel.
Watch the full segment below: