There's hints of it with the Yangbros talking about how we have to coddle and look after the burnt out rust belt wagies who no longer have their coal jobs. It's all "muh truk drivers" and the like. Even with truck drivers there aren't that many of them, and it's too high risk to be rolled out until it's absolutely certain, the insurance liabilities would be a nightmare.
But like, even outside the yangbros. On certain parts of the internet you do see those types of cerebral narcissists who like to gloat. >>192201
People talk about legacy code, but nobody talks about legacy buildings. Much of the supermarket automation they all gush about is completely undoable with the current layout and set up of the buildings. You could automate construction maybe, if you changed all the city layouts and built generic commiebloc type shit. Asbestos hasn't been used since the 80s, yet asbestos removal is still a full fledged trade.
You could probably have fully fledged amazon robotic supermarkets in new suburbs in California, where there's the population density to justify the initial capital investment. But bumfuck small town Spain or a small tpwm in Australia would find it hard to justify all that capital investment when minimum wagies are still right there. Having to tear apart and rebuild every workspace to make it more suited for robitics, it'd be a slow process. I think maybe eventually the oligarchs would make moves to expand everywhere, but that's coming later.
There's been some areas of blue collar that haven't innovated in almost fifty years. For scaffolding I think the last advancement was sissorlifts, way back in the 70s.