I am not someone who supports the idea of technological advancements costing actual living people jobs. I think it’s rather shitty, as do a lot of people, and with the way things are going, I imagine we will see even more jobs lost to automation in the near future.
The one and only exception I can make when it comes to automation performing tasks intended for humans is when it benefits individuals in the home as opposed to in the workplace, specifically in the context of cleaning.
Before I had my own home, I remember thinking Roombas, which are robot vacuums for anyone who is unfamiliar with them, were the byproduct of being a bit lazy when it comes to cleaning. Fast forward to now, I’ve come to realize how challenging it can be to find the time to keep a home clean when you and your spouse work full-time jobs and you have multiple pets as well, and paying a house cleaner is not a feasible option for some of us.
I purchased the Bissell SpinWave Wet and Dry robotic vacuum about three months ago now, and I’ve been relying on its automated cleaning abilities ever since. I was definitely intrigued by this bad boy’s ability to function as both a vacuum and a mop, and while it can’t simultaneously do both, the main idea is to use the vacuum attachment followed by the mop one.
This thing was not cheap, but I did get it on sale, so that makes me feel a bit better about myself. It does a pretty good job, and it is hella convenient for anyone who is struggling to allot designated time to keep their flooring clean.
I absolutely recommend this futuristic cleaning robot to anyone who has pets or kiddos in the home. The best part? It is not nearly as noisy as a Roomba, so you’re still able to carry out a conversation in the same room it’s running in.
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