With 3D printing becoming cheaper and more accessible all the time, there could come a point, according to Mark Fabes, McDonald’s IT director, that when you or your kid orders a Happy Meal, the toy will be printed right there in the store on a 3D printer. He’s not saying that this is something McDonald’s is actively pursuing right now, but it doesn’t sound too far fetched.
Right now across the country, McDonald’s employees are protesting low wages and McDonald’s shitty “just get a second job” attitude. But if McDonald’s raised its wages to $15/hr as many are demanding, how would that affect the price of food? As it turns out, your Big Mac would only cost $0.68 more and everything on the Dollar Menu would cost 17 cents more. I think we as a people can deal.