The decision to use artificial intelligence–powered robots in the fast food industry depends upon differences in costs and performance between humans and robots. State minimum wage laws are pushing the industry toward robots.
Most BRICS currencies are weak and getting weaker, and creating a new joint "BRICS currency" won't solve the problem. Joining together a bunch of weak currencies does not somehow create a strong currency.
When covid restrictions were at their tightest, many people died alone in ICUs, as friends and family were kept away in the name of "public health." A more accurate assessment of the policy is to call it barbaric.