No cashiers, no lineups: inside Amazon’s fully automated grocery store.

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No cashiers, no lineups: inside Amazon’s fully automated grocery store.




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  1. This is bad, really bad. Less and less jobs for people. Don’t we have enough of jobless people across the world!?
    It will come to a point where 99% of people will be labeled as useless in future…
    people shouldn’t support such ideas because it will have a blowback right at their life.

  2. Now what if you have something in your bag from another sore and they scan that. How are they going to differentiate what you may have bought elsewhere and what you grab there.Thieves are going to use this place to test out all sorts of blocking gadgets. Barcode blockers, card scanners that will also steal your accounts while they read them. Oh so much fraud a coming

  3. Excellent so amazon hire less people and make more money – its all going to plan, and people will probably like up for it, and not only that they think its a great idea – good hope they will be happy to pay more tax to support all the people who will have no jobs –

  4. Is automation going to compensate society for the loss of jobs ? Is Amazon going to continue to pay 0.3% corporation tax as opposed to the 19% required ? Who’s going to answer customer queries when an elderly person can’t read a label and needs to avoid allergens ?

  5. If you don’t like Amazon’s automated grocery store you can go to Walmart where there’s 50 cash registers with 1 open and plenty of people to interact with while you wait and wait and wait…

  6. Copied and pasted

    At one of our dinners, Milton recalled traveling to an Asian country in the 1960s and visiting a worksite where a new canal was being built. He was shocked to see that, instead of modern tractors and earth movers, the workers had shovels. He asked why there were so few machines. The government bureaucrat explained: “You don’t understand. This is a jobs program.” To which Milton replied: “Oh, I thought you were trying to build a canal. If it’s jobs you want, then you should give these workers spoons, not shovels.”

  7. how dumb are people saying that this is the future! Go have a walk around any supermarket and count the workers…..now go to this store and do the same…..then google how many stores there are worldwide…..and then that’s how many more unemployed people we will have looking for work….

  8. Do yourself a favor: look up how many Amazon employees also have to file for food stamps. Also, remind yourself that your convenience puts someone out of a job. Unless you have a plan for replacing it, I fail to see this innovation as worthy of celebrating.

  9. If you pay attention there are still a lot of employees walking around helping people and I don’t think that is a beginning move. Amazon, just like a lot of stores in Seattle are focused on providing the best costumer service. Just think of it…an employee willing to help you find a product at all given moments, a clean shopping experience, and fully stocked shelves. Paradise

  10. I have PTSD and get extremely anxious when people are close or around me in line at stores. This would be great if it spread everywhere. Just let me go in, get what I need and leave without an anxiety attack, that’d be great.

  11. So I do worry about no interaction and loss of jobs but if amazon focuses on other service opportunities and directs staff there that would be great ie personal helpers for the elderly or people with a disability, food service counters ie butchers, deli, coffee etc: make shopping an experience rather than a check out queue?

  12. The new horrific trend, I see it with Millenials: Avoid Human Contact at any cost, and only look at your stupid phone, tablet or laptop. And if you talk (we were brought up that way, by actually making conversation) you get a 😳 “ehhhh , talking is obsolete. Lets get some human interaction back on the table please!!

  13. Ah yes. Automation will eliminate many jobs. Thanks, Amazon. How soon will it be that there will be so few jobs that no one will have the money to by any of the stuff Amazon sells, along with all the other companies that cut wages and ship jobs overseas.

  14. That’s all very well for people with smart phones–but there are a lot of us out there who don’t have them. And just what’s wrong with mingling with people? talking to cashiers? Employees behind counters? Not a place I want to shop in.

  15. Technology is great and everything.
    But they recon in years to come there won’t be jobs
    For everybody and it will be a serious problem world wide.
    Unemployed people in the UK are already demonised

  16. I guess people don’t know what severe anxiety and actual diagnosed social phobia are like to live with. Shopping can cause me break downs on occasion and even worse now that I’m pregnant and no longer treat my mental health. Something like this would be amazing. Not saying it should replace all shops or people but this could actually be awesome for people with severe anxiety..

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