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Amazon just opened a grocery store without a checkout lineMy neighbor doesn't even go to the store. She chooses her groceries on-line with a mobile app, then Amazon delivers them to her door within an hour she says. That seems even better.
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Some of that has already happened with self-service checkouts.
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Privacy issues? Everything you buy gets recorded, item by item.You don't think that already happens if you buy online? Or in-person with a rewards card or even a credit card?
part of me is deeply concerned about jobsJust like a lot of manufacturing jobs, those unskilled jobs are on their way out. (Especially with more demand for higher minimum wages.) There may be a few left for Customer Service reps if you have a winning personality and like interacting with people more than your smartphone (but that number is dwindling as well!).
Some of that has already happened with self-service checkoutsThis may be only a local phenomina, but 2 large markets in my area have switched back a couple of their self-service checkouts to full service. This also may be a seasonal change to accomodate larger crowds.