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Amazon is selling its "just walk out" tech to other stores


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It'll be interesting to see this roll out to other stores:

https://justwalkout.com

 

If you've not heard of this technology before, it's something Amazon developed that basically eliminates the need for grocery store staff. You walk in, grab what you need, walk out and Amazon charges you for what you've taken.

 

Most people who've tried this setup seem to like it. It also obviously works as they're selling the tech for rollout everywhere that wants it. What nobody knows for sure is how this would affect... Everything. A lot of people depend on jobs like these. A lot of people need jobs like these to gain experience to move up the chain. Fast food places are becoming automated. Truck drivers are becoming automated.... Eventually, jobs like these will be a thing of the past.

 

What do you guys think? Are we in trouble because "unskilled" jobs are disappearing?

 

In my opinion, I think the market will correct themselves and things will adapt to the scenario. This isn't the first time new technology has disrupted society and it won't be the last. People always find a way to thrive, and I think a lack of jobs nobody likes doing (I'm generalizing) and society's pendulum swinging back towards entrepreneurship will take care of much of the change.

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We used to have a man that delivered the ice for the icebox. Now we have refrigerator repair services. Used to put a cop on "every" street corner in the cities; now we have cameras that watch for the police. Humanity is always reinventing itself around the very technology it invents. We have a symbiotic relationship with our creations. Cell phones being an extreme example of the human race adapting to a big shift.

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The observation made by Jurassic Park character Ian Malcolm comes to mind , " Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn't stop to think if they should. "

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