The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas
Excellent tongue-in-cheek story pillories the Consumer Society. In the story, robots and corporations produce so many consumer goods, that the measure of wealth is how FEW goods you are force-fed during the course of your days, weeks and months. Select
Humanoid robots placed in the position of consuming material goods to relieve human beings of the burden.
A mechanical automaton does the work of a lady's maid.
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