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Amazon opens new self checkout store

The video shows all Amazon employees in the beta test of an trijocker01/24/18
It took this tech company a year to put this together with t bangbus01/24/18
When are we getting self driving cars? Also, where are th bangbus01/24/18
A flying car, like the little models from Star wars would be trijocker01/24/18
Btw, how soon do you think bitcoin or blockchain technology bangbus01/24/18
The bigger disruption is having Kroger employees do your sho soiled_nappies01/24/18
I have used Instacart app for store shopping and find it ver trijocker01/24/18
I remember in Chicago one of the train platforms had a long superttthero01/24/18
Well, the Kroger thing I mentioned is doing really well arou soiled_nappies01/24/18
Hahaha, State & Lake is not a great spot to lose situational daleycenter01/25/18
Our regional supermarket chain allows you to put in an order thirdtierlaw01/26/18
the author used GAME-CHANGER several times, so this must rea whiteguyinchina01/25/18
They took our jerbs!!! severian201/25/18
Omfg, can you imagine asian women driving a flying car? E daleycenter01/25/18
flying cars will be equipped with automatic rocket propelled bangbus01/26/18
We don't need flying cars. We should get tunnels. See my thr guyingorillasuit01/26/18
No, we need wormhole tech bangbus01/26/18
high speed rail would be easier to implement than self drivi whiteguyinchina01/26/18
... gazoo02/09/19
You should give this its own thread, using the title from NY wutwutwut02/09/19
he is one ugly looking man whiteguyinchina02/09/19
Yet Lauren Sanchez loves him Enough to leave her hubby and trijocker02/10/19



trijocker (Jan 24, 2018 - 9:25 am)

The video shows all Amazon employees in the beta test of an Amazon go store in Seattle.
For those of you who want to get a peek at the typical Amazon employee wearing their North Face jacket picking up a kale salad and smoothie to go, watch.
No word yet on the possible loss of supermarket cashiers and boxers all over the United States, apparently job disruption is not an issue. Perhaps the local grocery store goes the way of Blockbuster and the chain bookstore off into obscurity. To me the concept only looks good if you are buying two things on your phone, not an entire cart of items.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/21/amazon-go-automated-grocery-store-is-poised-to-launch.html

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bangbus (Jan 24, 2018 - 9:31 am)

It took this tech company a year to put this together with tech that's been around for decades and we're still in beta?

It's like a star citizen project.

Not a good sign overall.

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bangbus (Jan 24, 2018 - 9:33 am)

When are we getting self driving cars?

Also, where are the flying cars?

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trijocker (Jan 24, 2018 - 9:46 am)

A flying car, like the little models from Star wars would be great.
Why be tied to actual freeways and roads?
Of course the skies could become rather congested.

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bangbus (Jan 24, 2018 - 9:35 am)

Btw, how soon do you think bitcoin or blockchain technology is going to replace fiat money.

No word yet on this future disruption

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soiled_nappies (Jan 24, 2018 - 10:19 am)

The bigger disruption is having Kroger employees do your shopping for you and all you have to do is sit in the parking lot and have them bring you the groceries.

That, and robot shelf stockers. Those aren’t far off. Robots are already getting good at manipulating soft things. Cashiers have been slowly getting replaced for 10+ years.

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trijocker (Jan 24, 2018 - 1:59 pm)

I have used Instacart app for store shopping and find it very convenient.
I order the food and supplies and someone else picks it up at the store and takes it to my house.
The instacart lady is very nice and will text questions if something is out, or you find something you want to add.

I don't really see the great fun in going to a teeny tiny Amazon go store that probably does not have everything I want just to pick up a kale salad and smoothie with some hipsters. I might use it at lunch time if it was close to work, but that is about it.

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superttthero (Jan 24, 2018 - 2:03 pm)

I remember in Chicago one of the train platforms had a long hallway with wallpaper like a grocery store isle. The idea was that on your way home you would scan the items you wanted and (I don't remember which) you would pick them up when you got close to the store or they would be delivered.

This was like 5-6 years ago. I think it failed. Seemed like a neat idea though.

Edit: It was peapod. Found an article from back then: https://arstechnica.com/staff/2012/05/a-trip-to-the-virtual-grocery-store/

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soiled_nappies (Jan 24, 2018 - 2:25 pm)

Well, the Kroger thing I mentioned is doing really well around me. The click-list section in the parking lot is always full and the urban yute Kroger employees scurry around the store at a frenetic pace.
It's $4.99 and I am not sure if there is a limit on the amount of food. So if it saves you 20-25 minutes at the store it might seem sort of worth it.

The robot checking inventory thing is already happening and with Baxter, re-stocking is almost ready to happen. Baxter costs $35,000.

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daleycenter (Jan 25, 2018 - 10:52 pm)

Hahaha, State & Lake is not a great spot to lose situational awareness because you’re busy scanning white truffle oil on your iPhone.

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thirdtierlaw (Jan 26, 2018 - 12:42 pm)

Our regional supermarket chain allows you to put in an order, then they schedule you for a pickup later in the day. I just drive up to what essentially looks like an oversized drive-through window, give them your name, then they bring out the bags and put them in your truck for you. The "service" charge varies by how big of an order you have, but it maxes out at $5.

I no longer take "big shopping trips." It's awesome.

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whiteguyinchina (Jan 25, 2018 - 6:07 pm)

the author used GAME-CHANGER several times, so this must really be a big deal.

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severian2 (Jan 25, 2018 - 10:25 pm)

They took our jerbs!!!

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daleycenter (Jan 25, 2018 - 10:48 pm)

Omfg, can you imagine asian women driving a flying car?

Every day would be a 9-11 death toll x10 on the streets

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bangbus (Jan 26, 2018 - 2:04 am)

flying cars will be equipped with automatic rocket propelled parachute systems or have some kind of exterior airbag system where the vehicle bounces around like that one Mars probe.

Theyll also have fly by wire so they won't really be driving. They ll just be giving like...requests to the computer, and the computer will decide if it's a valid and safe command.

Yeah this tech is totally going to be ubiquitous in a fortnight or two

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guyingorillasuit (Jan 26, 2018 - 2:34 am)

We don't need flying cars. We should get tunnels. See my thread on the Boring Company.

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bangbus (Jan 26, 2018 - 11:39 am)

No, we need wormhole tech

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whiteguyinchina (Jan 26, 2018 - 5:44 am)

high speed rail would be easier to implement than self driving cars but railroads are stupid and have no place in amurikka.

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gazoo (Feb 9, 2019 - 2:41 pm)

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wutwutwut (Feb 9, 2019 - 3:00 pm)

You should give this its own thread, using the title from NYP.

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whiteguyinchina (Feb 9, 2019 - 10:47 pm)

he is one ugly looking man

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trijocker (Feb 10, 2019 - 8:52 am)

Yet Lauren Sanchez loves him
Enough to leave her hubby and kids behind

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