Amazon Go

Amazon opened its first “fully automated” cashier-free grocery store in Seattle, Washington on Monday, Jan. 22. The new Amazon Go grocery store — the first of its kind in the world — allows shoppers to “Just Walk Out” of the store without passing through a checkout line.

The fully automated store utilizes a high-tech approach to shopping. Customers walk into the store and scan their cellphones before selecting items off the shelves and walking out.

Hundreds of cameras and automated scanners follow shoppers around the store and scan everything they pick up. When shoppers leave the store, their purchases are automatically charged to their credit cards.

But the technology is not foolproof.

A CNBC reporter says she “accidentally stole” a cup of yogurt after the item was not detected by the store’s technology when she walked out.

“We packed a shopping bag full of cookies, snap peas and Amazon-branded drinkware — all of which appeared on a virtual receipt moments later. But a single-serve Siggi’s yogurt cup was noticeably dropped from the list,” wrote CNBC’s Deirdre Bosa.

She promptly reported the error to Amazon execs who told her not to worry about the yogurt.

“First and foremost, enjoy the yogurt on us,” Vice President of Amazon Go Gianna Puerini said.

“It happens so rarely that we didn’t even bother building in a feature for customers to tell us it happened. So thanks for being honest and telling us. I’ve been doing this a year and I have yet to get an error. So we’ve tried to make it super easy on the rare occasion that does happen either to remove it or enjoy breakfast on us.”

Puerini added that the technology “has been working great,” and she said the company has no plans to introduce the technology into Amazon-owned Whole Foods locations or to license the technology to other retailers.

Critics complain the new technology could result in a loss of jobs around the country if stores no longer hire cashiers.

Amazon didn’t explain what happens if shoppers don’t have cellphones when they enter the store.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Trust me, there’s nothing they can steal and get away with. This is a MILLION dollar corporation…they’ve thought of everything. Hell they probably have thieves on their payroll, to educate them on stealing, scams fyi’s….which is smart!

  • Nikki Minor

    BILLION dollar corporation, and I agree. They have cased almost all scenarios.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    So what happens when computer hackers get bored and start messing with the computers themselves? What happens when they all start to malfunction? Yes, that day is coming.

  • hottlanta

    Hell naw I am ole skool give me my receipt.

  • Kemi

    Or a glitch in the system? I guess they’ve anticipated and prepared for any technological problems.

  • Junkanoo

    There needs to be more regulations ,Amazon shouldn’t be allowed to cross over into so many markets are they going to start building cars next its insatiable greed . People need to consume less all the buying and shopping isn’t really making us any happier nor does America recycle most of its trash

  • iWasteTime

    Correct !

  • Rayne

    Lil boogie nem bout to ball out!

  • 2telldatruth

    Once they have eliminated all of the lower skilled jobs and replaced those people with computer technology they will move up to the next level of skilled workers til there are few if any humans left.

  • Phillybruh

    Its supply and demand. Nothing is stopping anyone from providing these services.

  • 2telldatruth

    When it’s all said and done there will only be a handful of companies and jobs left. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • Ang

    Every major retailer is a billon dollar company. Yet, many of them have had massive hacks and scams. Amazon is not above it. This store is going to be a hacker’s dream come true.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Pro: We won’t be here to see it
    Con: Our poor grand kids will.

  • Junkanoo

    its not a good sign…..

  • datjerk

    my company is being edged out by amazon as i type. they didnt even see it coming

  • Ang

    McDonalds is trying to get people to use the automated machine to order and pay for their food inside the restaurant even when workers are there. The CEO of Wendy’s said he wants to take people out of the fast food industry, which is a code for he doesn’t want to pay employees. Amazon isn’t going to have any cashiers or people to assist you at the store. People are crazy to support stuff like this. People need jobs. Even if it’s not you looking for those particular jobs we should all care about entry level jobs being available to people who need them. The corporations are already worth billions and the CEOs are worth hundreds of millions. I don’t know why people are so eager to support billionaires taking jobs away. And not to mention that this is making it more likely that we’re going to keep seeing hacks stealing customers’ information.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I will assume they have the best hackers, working for them.

  • RealATLPeach36

    They will text or email you your receipt…

  • Ang

    What’s going to happen is the customers are going to suffer the consequences of their information being stolen and Amazon isn’t going to care.

  • Yardgirl

    Ha! I went to McD to get a coffee and encountered the automated machine, with a worker standing by to “help”. It took me longer to plug the item in then go to the cashier to pay for it than it would have been to just go through the damn drive through. Weeks later, they now have a couple of cashiers and I have yet to see anyone use the self serve. Same thing with the location directly in my town. FOH it’s fast food, gimme my damn coffee!!

  • Phillybruh

    Amazon is getting ready to buy Target

  • Ang

    Me too. You know it’s going to be like the regular grocery store where sometimes they end up overcharging you for something. My local grocery stores have the policy that if something rings up at the wrong price they give it to you for free. Of course, they never catch it through, you have to do it. I’ve had it happen to me a few times. They apologize and give you the cash, even if you paid with a card. Nobody wants to have to call Amazon for that

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why shouldn’t they?

  • 2telldatruth

    The transition has already taken effect there is NO WAY to stop it now. They have people fighting over things from racism to sexism, gave you smartphones, computers and tablets (pacifiers), They are keeping you busy so by the time the transition takes effect there will be nothing you can do. That’s why “TECH” industry is the biggest industry going right now.

  • Yardgirl

    I have seen a drop in prices at Whole Foods, which I call the white people dem store. Not a huge drop, but I can now get my organic vegetable without walking around pissed off at the prices. Baby steps. I hope it trickles down to their meats too!!

    If they can do the same at Target, I am all for it!!

  • Phillybruh

    But at some point this had to come. It won’t be terminator but the world is changing it has too. These babies are smarter and start developing faster than in years before.

  • Ang

    Exactly. The same thing happened to me. It was like 80 degrees. I just wanted an ice cream cone. They had someone telling everyone we had use the machine but it wasn’t working fully so you still had to go to the cashier to pay. It took forever. I called the manger over and told him how annoyed I was. He said corporate was making every location do that. A few weeks later they were encouraging you to use the machine but not forcing it. As soon as they work out the glitches you know they’re firing everyone.

  • 2telldatruth

    Very true…

  • Phillybruh

    If Amazon gets Target that’s game over.

  • 2telldatruth

    Those machines are just being tested and they have to work out the kinks which they eventually will. The errors will go back into the system and they will just fix them.

  • Smith Jane

    I’m conflicted about this. On one hand, I hate the customer service in this country. Most people working behind the counters (whether it’s the fast food industry or hospitality) have the worst attitudes and social skills. I’ve witnessed workers playing on their phones or flirting/socializing with their coworker, instead of providing services. These people need a serious wake up call. Nobody HAS to employ you. Maybe now they’ll value their jobs more instead of socializing and playing on their phones.

    Progress is inevitable. I’ve already done my part when I vote. I want more Americans employed at a decent livable wage, however, I can’t deal with the piss poor attitudes and social skills.

  • Junkanoo

    You don’t want monoplies , before big box stores toke over in most towns in America they were family owned ,small businesses can’t compete against mega corporations . They already bought whole foods and there global and will follow the same business model globally. Look what happened when cable companies gained to much power and started screwing over consumers people got fed up and started dropping their cable subscriptions because cable companies knew they had all the power

  • Ang

    It won’t take effect if people don’t support it. I wouldn’t shop there. One of our grocery stores put in self-check out and had less cashiers. It was convenient sometimes to be honest. But, it was annoying too bc you end up needing to get help for things at some point. People complained. They got rid of the machines. When people start going to other stores they take notice.

  • Ang

    Duh. But it’s not rocket science to figure out why they’re testing them.

  • Yardgirl

    It is so stupid. I just cannot see this working well in a high traffic location. They could not get it together for one coffee. Mid town Manhattan has locations with lines out the door. They need multiple lines and people to keep the flow, ain’t nobody go time for that! Some things do NOT need fixing.

  • Junkanoo

    There serious repucussions when companies grow to big smaller businessess get stumped out

  • Yardgirl

    Yep!!

  • 2telldatruth

    You won’t be able to stop it. Eventually this will be all the stores. You see they are shutting down brick and mortar stores to force online shopping. If you don’t have a choice you will support it.

  • hottlanta

    I want my receipt in my hand.

  • 2telldatruth

    I mean I get it…I saw this years ago with unions. When people complain about something they just eliminate it. You want higher pay, better working conditions? Replace the job with technology.

  • Ang

    Agreed. You can’t replace humans for everything. The movie theater tried that with the concession stand. It took forever. They ended up going back to having people. That theater ended up closing most of it’s locations.

  • Smith Jane

    Pretty much.

    People are too self-centered. They’ve subconsciously been voting against their economic interest and now it’s biting them in the ass. Folks don’t want to support a mass minimum wage increase, because it’ll allegedly stop/hurt job creation. Meanwhile, progress has already begun and your ass will be stuck at $6 an hour, with less job opportunities. But ppl fail to see things outside of their peripheral view. I mean, aye, as long as your employed at a decent wage, why give a f*ck about what’s happening to millions of other people? Let me assure you, the folks who will be unaffected by these automated stores, are thinking like this… they don’t care…

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! Good example. We right >>>here<<<

  • tintin

    as a woman that works in a unionized industry although i love the idea. i don’t do self checkout. We need to keep people employed.

  • Ang

    But, right now I do lol. Every grocery store is not replacing their employees so I’m going to keep shopping where I shop and the rest of you can have Amazon Go. I don’t think it’s smart to support it. Nothing happens if customers don’t give their money. Money talks. That’s my take on it.

  • Renee26

    I can imagine that this type of store will only be in certain areas

  • hottlanta

    Let’s not forget when the lights went out at the airport for 3 days and everything stopped. They put everything on the same grid when they shouldn’t do that. If the computers are down there is no excuse for the elevators/escalators not to be working. Yet no one has learned a lesson yet.

  • Phillybruh

    Targets are shrinking the big lot stores and are building corner stores in neighborhoods. In Philly they are built into every new residential building.

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  • hottlanta

    Betta say it.

  • Phillybruh

    Some of these places won’t survive the change, with access to healthy affordable foods delivered right too my door.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    convenience is gonna make it easier for them to implement the chip, aka the mark of the beast. i aint with it

  • 2telldatruth

    Great post! The sad part about it is what job or career won’t eventually be replaced? I mean think about it AI is advancing and learning at rate faster than we can think. Cars can drive themselves and robots are making those cars. Grocery stores are operating themselves, they have self driving convenient stores that come to you. So you mean to tell me that the little job working in an office setting can’t be replaced. They are already testing apps to eliminate real estate agents. I mean who wouldn’t use that to keep the 5-7% commission in their own pocket.

  • Smith Jane

    That’s why people need to vote. Again, too self centered and focused on what’s happening in their personal lives, instead of looking at how the market was changing, and how those changes would affect them down the line. We need more regulations. There has to be checks and balances.

  • 2telldatruth

    Shhhhhhhh!!!!

  • Phillybruh

    That’s not going to stop it either, every couple 100 years the world changes. Its not something we can fight its going to happen.

  • brownisback

    Couldn’t pay me to use one of those stores

  • Smith Jane

    Lol I thought about that the other day. It’s funny, because 10-years ago the thought of people implanting a chip into their bodies seemed so strange and ridiculous. But today, knowing the benefits of having a chip implanted, for medical purposes, doesn’t seem too bad lol. I mean, technology is being created so that a chip can detect medical conditions earlier, it can easily transmit data to your healthcare provider. We can even get to a point where medicine can be injected by the click of a button… it’s crazy! But I understand where you’re coming from lol…

  • Mia

    Cool

  • Smith Jane

    Yep

  • 2telldatruth

    They implemented the chip when everybody got cell phones. You take it EVERYWHERE with you. People from 1 to 99 have and use them. It learns everything about you and reports it back to a database. Oh see look CrunchyBlack1 was on this site today…

  • Renee26

    I wonder if people carrying the cell phones registered to users with ethnic names will be followed around more closely than Becky an nem… lol

  • Smith Jane

    Oh, absolutely. The difference is, we could be in control of that progress, instead of at the whim of these billion dollar companies. People allowed these big businesses to take the largest tax cuts in history, thinking that that money would trickle down and create business. They didn’t understand economics. They didn’t understand that historically, that money is almost never invested or trickled down. These advances you’re witnessing are what happens when you give billionaires complete autonomy to do whatever the f*ck they want with billions of dollars to play with. I guess socialism doesn’t look so bad anymore, does it? Lol

  • CrunchyBlack1

    just think if that chip can be sent a signal to stop your heart. instant human depopulation at the push of a button. if its always on it can be hacked and all your info be leaked. That an various other privacy violating things, depending on the advancements in the tech before its issued. Im good, but like I said once the dominating society accepts it, everybody gonna fall suit and the world is doomed….DOOOOOMED!!!! lol

  • Phillybruh

    The only thing I can do is prepare my boys. They are in coding classes, learning different languages. I got 25 years left in the workforce. My groceries being delivered through a Shute in the kitchen when I retire might not be so bad.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    I know, I know!! That’s why I have severely limited the sites I visit and personal info I post, because of those last 2 sentences…but you can opt to leave the phone home or in the car if it isn’t an addiction for you tho

  • Yetunde

    What happens if they don’t have enough funds in their account? This will not be discovered until the shopper has left the store with their goods.

  • Junkanoo

    People will have to learn the hard way but we’ve already been down this road corporations have too much control.l just read this morning Bill Gates is about to become a trillionaire which means more and companies will want more and more money.So many of these huge corporations endvup shaping laws in Washington for there gain .

  • Smith Jane

    Naw, I agree with you lol… it’s just funny how it’s starting to become more acceptable… verses the perception 10 years ago. But very soon people are going to have to make that decision. Either be killed with the click of a button, or wither and die because you didn’t have access to healthcare. It’s just crazy

  • RealATLPeach36

    The auto answering services..telling me you can speak your command. When I said customer care , the thing replied back I am customer care. NO a person…I do not understand can you repeat that! Now I’m pissed and cursing

  • RealATLPeach36

    Then they will put it on their credit report., so they have bad credit..reminds me of Fingerhut

  • 2telldatruth

    LOL!!!!!!!

  • Vonn

    What if the computers scan someone else’s items onto your credit card. I’ll pass on this. I want my receipt in my hand immediately.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    they’ll use your prime account history to tell if you’d be allowed to make in-store purchases. if you continuously cancel memberships or stop it before your free membership is up and/or you always have issues with cards declining/stop payments.

  • 2telldatruth

    LEAVE THE PHONE AT HOME!!!!! But what about that little car you drive you know with the satellite radio and bluetooth built right into it. Honey it’s everywhere.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    I know, but knowing too much makes its harder to really enjoy life. so act accordingly, but I try not to think about it…. cause it will have you paranoid of everything once you’re too focused on it.

  • Smith Jane

    In 25 years the opportunities, that your boys are studying, will be outdated or performed by some form of AI. I think Americans missed the opportunity to stop what’s ultimately coming down the pipeline.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    it really is crazy, but we can only blame this pop-corn, ‘I WANT IT NOW’ generation.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Or what if they try to follow ShaQeesha…around just to learn that the black girl they are following is Amanda, and the white girl (ShaQueesha) just got away with $20 worth of merchandise….can Amanda sue?

  • BadAss Will

    They say no lines in the store but fail to say their is a line to get in the store which results in a 30 minute to an hour wait.

  • 2telldatruth

    Yessss!

  • Phillybruh

    Everything isn’t gloom and doom. It is my responsibility to prepare them what they are learning now will help them adjust to what ever changes they will need to make just as every generation will have to do.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    nah they’ll just blackmail them with their sext pics, if they steal more than once.

  • RealATLPeach36

    iphone lines

  • hottlanta

    You know that has already been taken care of. Trust me on that one.

  • We Can Do This

    Cellphones are the chip!

  • RealATLPeach36

    Correct my car record routes and destinations. My little fast ass cousin suppose to pick my mom up, after 1 hour my mom call, and ask where is she. I said she’s not there yet? She replied no.

    I’m worried, so I call my cousin… she answers on the 2nd call…and said she’s in traffic on the highway, bad accident cousin, it’s so bad. you want me to just come back?

    I said little girl..I have an app that lets me know you’re on the west side of town at 3165….. in my damn car! You better pray it doesn’t get
    scratch
    stolen or
    wreck!

    Oh I’m telling your father. go and get my mom or you will die!

    Uggghhh Preacher have the worst damn KIDS..too busy raising everyone else child!

  • Smith Jane

    Damn that did sound kind of gloomy. No disrespect to you or your kids. I’m sure you’re doing the best..

  • Noirluv45

    I love me some Amazon, but nope to this shopping idea. Too much access. I don’t want to use my cell phone to scan anything. I’m sorry, but this reminds me of the beginning of the Mark of the Beast. Call me paranoid, but that’s my take.

  • RealATLPeach36

    I know LOL man cheats on wife he drops dead..bad signal LOL

  • Phillybruh

    lol I didn’t really take it that way

  • We Can Do This

    Yup. No domestic colonies aka inner cities.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    or if your a freedom fighter or a problem. they’ll just hit the button and you died of natural causes…scary

  • RealATLPeach36

    Miss me on the chip in me and or my child

  • hottlanta

    They tried that mess at the bank. I went to the bank and it was a long line and I wondered what the problem was. They had 1 tellelr and when people come in the bank they told us this is the way it was gonna be and for us to do our banking online from now on. Those black folks had a fit. Now we have 4 tellers in the bank instead of one. I can imagine what they told those officials at the bank.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    But those cashiers are soooooo slow and let’s not talk about the express lane.

    It’s as if they put the slowest cashier in the express lane and you’re like Martin-DAMN!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Really? It’s different in CT they keep opening up the super Target. That is a good concept though!!

  • http://worldstarhiphop.com/ The Dutchess

    So when are they gonna put one in the hood? ?

  • SumthinSweeter

    But you keep posting mark of the beast? Honestly, that right there is nothing to play with.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That’s interesting because I read an article the other day that was about Wal Mart closing their smaller stores because people wanted to shop at Super WalMarts for a bigger selection.

    Dollar Store bought out many of those smaller Wal Marts but couldn’t take up all of the space.

  • Phillybruh

    Well they are gentrifying this city at a rapid pace.

  • Phillybruh

    Target is doing the opposite smaller more accessible stores at least here they are.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Of course.

    White people are moving back to the city centers due to Peak Oil while the poorer people are being pushed into the suburbs.

  • We Can Do This

    This isn’t conspiracy theory babble. The future is going to be ugly, if not in the next 15 years.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    I only posted it once and I reiterated that I aint with it.

  • Phillybruh

    When you see a white girl walking her dog at midnight, just know its coming. Be on the look out. It will happen quickly.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    “I’m sorry, but this reminds me of the beginning of the Mark of the Beast”

    That was what I was thinking when I read about this yesterday.

    They said during the trial runs that the sensors were having trouble charging the bills to the right customer because it wasn’t able to differentiate between body types so yeah the only way to make this system fool proof would be to have customers wear something to identify them on their person.

  • SumthinSweeter

    like twice but ok.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well Target serves a different demographic than Wal Mart.

    But if Amazon does take over Target then Wal Mart better watch out.

  • You Could Never

    Big Lots took over our two older NON Super Walmarts.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    FACTSSSS!!! I seen that in a former bad area and I knew she wasn’ the type to fucc black dudes. 6 months later they got the standard, odd shaped (gentrification) condo apt buildings, constructed over two demolished projects.

  • Phillybruh

    They all look the same here, coffee shop, dog groomer, vegan doughnut shop and a mini target.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What about self-driving vehicles?

    Someone could hack into the computer and take over the controls, lock your doors and use it as a weapon.

    Can you imagine how many people could die in LA or South Florida traffic?

  • Renee26

    I can visualize drones hovering over their shoulders now LOL

  • CrunchyBlack1

    if I were a white millennial, i’d be offended that they’d think of me as this sterile, bland ass person. that wants to live in these pre-manufactured, extremely pre-planned, no substance or soul having, vanilla live/eat/play places.

  • Renee26

    LMAO right…they will definitely have access to more than just the cc info

  • We Can Do This

    I like to use the cashiers also. The self serve is putting you to work sort of.

  • Phillybruh

    Think about it they are coming from the suburbs where the houses also looked the same. Unless they purchased one of these older homes and gutted the inside which most do. My cousin sold his house to the University of Penn for 325 his mother brought it for 34k.

  • Renee26

    Ok! They will be getting robbed left and right in those upscale neighborhoods

  • ?Royalty?

    To be all the way honest – with all of the horror stories of fast food workers purposely contaminating/poisoning the food of the unsuspecting public – I think this kind of change is beneficial. ?????

  • CrunchyBlack1

    i knew when your clock needed access to your pics to function. I knew then that apps needing more than 5-10 permissions, weren’t up to no good.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    damn, that’s very true..never thought about it that way!

  • hottlanta

    Damn drone gonna get confused/ run outta batteries and die if the name is Slandraquichadra.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    thats why im thinking about buying a 2 bdr 1 bath, for $35k, around the corner from a neighborhood of refurbished shotgun houses. prolly can get about $220k, after I reno the foundation and some minor cosmetics fixes. thats if I wait it out for a year or two and prop values rise more, when abagail wants city access, but can’t afford a condo in center city.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Those black folks had a fit’
    __________________
    If you now have 4 tellers it sounds like it was more than black folk that had a fit.

  • TheOwley

    Dumbest idea ever.

  • Phillybruh

    My brother turned his house into 3 apts and decided to rent them opposed to selling.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Well you know what they say about assuming.

  • Shawty

    Ok what happens if you are a person with no credit or debit card? Free groceries. What if I have one but decide not to bring it in the store, what happens then?

  • Ms.Vanilla

    You don’t get in.

  • Shawty

    Don’t hold your breathe on that one my dear. The never try to make things easy for us.

  • Shawty

    What, a siren goes off….broke bish alert…lls

  • Ms.Vanilla

    No card, No admittance I guess. I don’t know. lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Just like they did to Harlem and Brooklyn!! They cannot gentrify most of CT, people want to live in their McMansions in the suburbs. New Haven near Yale maybe but even that is a stretch.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Somebody here said they had this at a bank and the line was outside not inside. So there must be something you have to scan before you can get in.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    See i want to refurb about two or three. Sell those and buy more to refurb for rentals. Do that until I can buy a couple duplexs and/or a small complex. Then continue to flip, flip, flip houses until I can develop some subdivisions myself.

    Oh and yea they do that near the university here. renting out single rooms for like $5-600, in apartments that would have been about $8-900 for the whole thing. this was before property managers got greedy tho.

  • Phillybruh

    It will be linked to your amazon prime account. Even the poor will have access because they start taking access card or ebt cards this summer.

  • Quitedeliteful

    There is a small cashier free pantry at my job. They have items like microwavable food and snacks. You have to register so that you have an account on file and can use your finger as identification. You scan your items and charge either a credit or debit card. I don’t know if folks are stealing yet because they have cameras everywhere and nobody is trying to lose their job over a cupcake…

  • Phillybruh

    My brothers grandmother left him property in a newly gentrified area he can get 1800 a month for one of the units.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah. I don’t see how this can work. I don’t like it at all.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    see, generational wealth..if only i had the chirruns to leave something too, ehh well lol

  • Anunnaki

    Sounds like folks gonna be out of a job soon, dealing with cameras and robots

  • MsPam

    Black folks don’t even try it! 10 to life is our payment.

  • Anunnaki

    So just one whitty huh?…lol

  • RealATLPeach36

    Or you know what they say about not thinking ?

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!! And you know they will prosecute!!!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    If you are ASSUMING I’m not thinking then you could have left me alone in the beginning.

  • Quitedeliteful

    That’s why I always stand on line for a cashier or teller if I have time. Plenty folks will be out of work because we are definitely becoming an automated society…

  • Anunnaki

    Your SIN#(social insurance number.) Is already marked, U already have a price) we just don’t know it yet

  • Smith Jane

    They have this at my job too

  • Smith Jane

    Yep, same in my city too

  • 2telldatruth

    It’s moving so fast that I believe we are looking at more like 5 years.

  • Naima lus (Raii)

    Cashless society. Mark of the beast coming soon. I need to read Revelation more.. This is kind of scary

  • Cannelle

    It has already happened in Europe. I don’t go to McDo but maximum 5x a year and now they have more automated machines for taking orders. Many other fast food restaurants do now. And the movie theaters as well. I used to work at a cinema but now it’s rare to see a box office unless it’s the theater. Now it’s machines and one person behind the concessions.

  • Cannelle

    That’s the dilemma, isn’t it? People want technology to help them live better and longer, but aren’t prepared to accept the dark side of technology. Can’t have one without the other…

  • hottlanta

    Bill Gates sued IBM because he felt that the market wasn’t fair for him to compete because IBM was all over place and now he is all over the place.

  • 2telldatruth

    On Aug. 1, employees at Three Square Market, a technology company in Wisconsin, can choose to have a chip the size of a grain of rice injected between their thumb and index finger. Once that is done, any task involving RFID technology — swiping into the office building, paying for food in the cafeteria — can be accomplished with a wave of the hand.

  • Cannelle

    I’ve heard that some companies employ “white hat” hackers (good ones) to counter the “black hat” hackers (I know…why does everything bad have to be black?). But it is really an arms race with no one side winning for long.

  • Cannelle

    Very true. So much trash and so much food waste. People waste sooo much.

  • Cannelle

    A trillionaire? Good grief.

  • Ghost

    I a story about this on the news. An Amazon VP was asked ..would this concept take jobs away from the economy..She was very uncomfortable answering..saying NO, there are people cooking and packaging the food in the back…yeah right probably three people back there..smh.

    This is the wave of the future and YES it will eliminate several jobs just like the ATMs and self check out. Smh @ the thought of me being scanned throughout the store, bag being scanned..what else are they scanning??? scary…

  • Noirluv45

    You’re right. There’s a website you can go on , and for a price, you can see every bit of information out there about yourself including your past addresses, family members, who you know, and all kinds of things. I was shocked!

  • Li

    This is a non-story. I’m sure the 7/11 operators could tell you stories about theft and people walking out with food and liquor. Or the Walmart can tell you about the thefts it has. All stores have thefts, and when it gets out of hand, they hire security and Loss Protection staf.

  • Li

    WHY. Do you think Amazon bought Whole Foods?

  • Quitedeliteful

    That’s crazy! I definitely would not volunteer for this. Even if they offered a raise in pay. Ima have to say absolutely not!!!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    nuh uh, i counted myself…lol

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Don’t forget the debit cards they did the same thing to. My card has a chip on it and I didn’t even ask for it. And we carry those everywhere too.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    that actually happened with chrysler/fiat vehicles not too long ago. they had a massive recall to patch that security issue. Oh and this story I read about micheal hasting’s mercedes, being hacked to do what you speak of. check it out, if you trust links

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3041856/michael-hastings-conspiracy-theory-car-hacked-cia/

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Your credit/debit card is the chip.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Got it!

  • MythCalledLove

    I was thinking that they use the tracking tags. No cash some type of barcode scanning used for checkout process involves some form of identification connected to your financial info. If the item passes thru and still has not been scanned when you leave you pass by the same security we use to detect something that was not scanned to deactivate security feature. The price is automatically deducted from your payment source.IDK but I think I’ve watched Black Mirror and Outer Limits and I think we are headed towards a world controlled by computer, A.I. and robotics.

  • TMW

    Or get a chip implanted…

  • TMW

    I agree love Amazon, but they lost me with the delivery service to leave packages in the house – an invitation to be robbed in my opinion.

  • dontgetblocked

    Jeff Bezos….the CEO and the richest man in the world will fine tune the system. We all walk out with things by accident all the time in a grocery store. Believe you me…he gonna make his money.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Now I am going to have bad dreams thanks to you. *wink*

    I will wait until tomorrow to read it.

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • 2telldatruth

    That’s right!!!! I totally forgot about that!

  • dontgetblocked

    Actually Amazon has created about 300,000 in the past year. That company alone fuels the economy.

  • dontgetblocked

    We have one but you still use a tag. Better not play any games. That camera is everywhere. But folks still try and they disappear.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    300,000 what?

  • RealATLPeach36

    Cannelle… I agree. I mean if you cannot beat them, add them to your payroll?????

  • RealATLPeach36

    Dummy I can comment now rather you like it????? Your smart ass mouth wasn’t ready for this smart ass mouth. Left me alone… gurl bye that 3rd comment. I wasn’t getting smart the first time.. I said I would assume or guess.

    Did your ass go to school? I’m talking about the basics for get common core. ?

  • Mec-One

    Probably has facial recognition throwing who ever walks in, right into police database

  • Mela

    Honestly, I kind of like the idea. Mainly because I’m fed up with dealing with rude cashiers and poor customer service. Half the time they don’t even greet you or look you in the eye.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Not even worth all that energy. Have a good one…

  • Jussjess25

    This will only work for white people.. let a black man try and roll up in there take shit if the shelf and walk out. Please!! His ass would be grass. Next!

  • lilli lilian

    That’s very noble of you to stand in line and help ensure humans keep their jobs. My supervisor once gave us a long passionate speech about standing in line, and how she never uses self check-out and how she sometimes gets in other shoppers business when she sees them standing in self check. She’s real serious about these machines not decreasing jobs and making humans homeless and hungry. The self check machine really seems like a destined failure to me, because people change their minds in line, they want to take something off, substitute the fries, pay half with cash other half debut, add 2 more, argue the price, debit card isn’t working so they need to add more money, a human cashier can pause/suspend the transaction and move to the next person, can a machine suspend and allow the next person to go? etc. I doubt a self check machine will be efficient in high traffic stores. My go to store is in the center of tons of family neighborhoods so it’s always crowded and the self check line is always way slower then the human check out line that has someone bagging the items and a cashier trained to be fast. I mean c’mon, slow people checking out themselves will start a verbal and physical fight between impatient strangers. As long as humans stay indecisive and unorganized and impatient at the grocery store, the machines can’t replace the human cashier ( I hope). And what about retail stores where price tags are always ripped off? Is the clothing industry going to find some fancy new tech to stick in our clothes to replace paper tags? Sigh…It’s just too much

  • Anunnaki

    No, more stores might wanna follow suit, its cheaper, no benefits to pay,less tax, no workers comp… its alot they will be saving on…

  • Anunnaki

    It can get even deeper, i can find out if a person in prison, who is trading them how much they are worth, etc, all from their number, it really that deep out here…

  • Lolly Asher

    Amazon is one of the largest data banks in the world from all of our browsing and buying over the years. They use that data for all their business moves so these stores are “what we want” and we didn’t even know it.

  • hottlanta

    I don’t like coming thru customs and gotta put my whole passport in to be scanned. Freaked me out when they started doing that. It is gonna be a data breach with all of our info and it is gonna be a hot mess.

  • Wake up=End of days

    Greed. The mark of the beat 666. You will not be able to buy or sell. I bet this will require a chip. Beginning of the end.

  • Wake up=end of days

    Great minds think alike.

  • Wake up=end of days

    Some people think a cashless society is what we need. The beginning of the end. The bible is fulfilling. This will require the chip 666. You will not be able to buy or sell. Get prepared.

  • ??LordHell2TheNaw??

    Homeless people should take advantage?

  • Guest

    All of this is becoming about because of greed. Greed will be humanity downfall watch.

  • jussaying

    You know there is a self checkout line in some stores. You could try that instead.

  • jussaying

    They usually have people to aid you in the self check out line to mitigate those issues… I am thankful for it bc half the time these idiots have two or three people on register when there’s 40 people. I am busy. I’m not about to stand in line for forty minutes behind the lady doing her monthly grocery shopping when I just came in for some Almond milk and mangoes.

  • sunni_daze

    The article says it charges your card. But I’m with you first this then that.

  • Look@m3

    I thought it said use your phone to purchases. I was in Walmart and the cashier was telling me that Walmart is about to get rid of all of their cashiers and do this same thing. She said we would be using an app on our cellphones in order to purchase items….

  • Look@m3

    LMAO!!!! Stop! I jut have issues with 10 thousand lines to check out and no one standing at them… waste of space!

  • sunni_daze

    Well that’s dumb because everyone doens’t use credit cards and they would loose business. We’ve seen the strange ones in Wally’s World

  • Look@m3

    …and everyone doesn’t have a smart phone but I just hate that people are going to lose jobs ….

  • sunni_daze

    Me too. I don’t see this working, you need people interaction machines just can’t do that.

  • jussaying

    Lol. Yes me too that’s why I usually just do the self checkout line if I don’t have a lot of items. Also, the 15 items or fewer aisles always seem to be full of people who ignore the cut off.

  • Look@m3

    RIght…so I guess when the machines all go down we will just be standing their with our groceries looking for someone to fix the machine and help! IDK…sounds messy to me.

  • Look@m3

    OMG! ALWAYS. I was rushing during xmas holidays to pick up 4 things I forgot. In front of me was 2 buggy full of groceries in the “scan and go” and I was becoming so furious because I felt like these people didn’t respect the fact that the store was packed to capacity and they needed to be in a regular line. That annoys my SOUL!

  • nick c

    Self Checkout is just forcing you into FREE labor its not automation its work!! Before long they have you cleaning the bathrooms and stocking shelves for 25% off.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, I think the website I visited does the same thing. I mean, it’s deep for real!

  • nick c

    To see if you have warrants..

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, I forgot about that stupid idea. They lost me too with that! Who in their right mind is going to allow someone to have access to their home?

  • jussaying

    You pull a muscle from that reach?. also you can get your own discounts. why yes these organic veggies are extra regular lmao.

  • sunni_daze

    Pretty much because the atm in there always down. So we an expect more of that.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah I dont see this lasting much longer…..yall know how folks is when they see an opportunity to steal some shit….smdh

  • Junkanoo

    I marvel at how much recycling and trash l throw out we generate so much waste much of which isn’t biodegradable sobnuch plastic is ending up in the ocean which is not good for marine life .

  • Junkanoo

    Its unreal these corporations are gaining too much wealth which they then use to shape laws and by politicians gaining even more power ,control and wealth we dont exist just for them to make money off of their eyes are too big

  • Cannelle

    I know, I feel the same. I study these things professionally, so it hurts my heart. Some of us try our best to waste less, recycle, buy less plastic, but the real control comes from the top. So many things we buy are packaged in a way that you can’t help but waste alot. Governments need to force manufactures to package differently and use less plastic. Poor people buy what they can afford, so they have less control over packaging issue. But we could all try and walk more, use less water and waste less food.