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Amazon Go: The Future of Retail

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Seattle (CNN Business)If you want to glimpse the future of retail, check out an Amazon Go store.

They're sleek and modern, with a minimalist vibe. Black merchandise racks. Wood veneer. Polished concrete. Pop music plays softly in the background; cameras nestled in the ceiling monitor your every move as you wander the aisles."Big deal," you may be thinking."Sounds like Whole Foods." True. But you won't see a single cashier, cash register, or self-service checkout stand. Such things have no place in the future. You simply walk in, grab what you need, and go. Amazon bills your credit card as you pass through the turnstile on your way out. Moments later, an app in your phone provides a receipt detailing what you've bought, what you paid, and even how long you spent inside.https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/03/tech/amazon-go/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&utm_content=2018-10-21T15%3A00%3A25&utm_medium=social
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Nowadays, it is not a surprise anymore that people are becoming so dependent and lazy because of our technological advancements. And that's our reality. Human interactions are becoming less and less as days go by. There's no denying that our modern technology helps us a lot in our daily lives but let's not forget the downside of it to the human race---the price we have to pay for the modernization and progress.
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What are your thoughts about this?
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We seem to alienate ourselves more and more each day from other people. We look at our phones instead of peoples faces. We don’t ask how people are anymore. Now we can shop without having to ask a cashier how her or his day is going. This article kind of makes me sad.
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This alienated sense of self started with the invention of the smart phone. People would stare at their screens instead of the life outside of their phones. People met people by casual encounters from dating apps-mostly for sex or because of created lonlieness. Ordered their food to go or delivery because it was easy. Now we read our books, our news, our weather on it. Pretend we have great life’s because our narcissism tells us we have to be better than the other person who has better things. We live lives to impress others when we can’t even impress ourselves.
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And fewer people with jobs to buy things. Just because we can doesn't mean we should.
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Why would there be fewer jobs?
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Why would there be fewer jobs?
Because they replace all the cashiers with robots and AI.
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We need to begin to train people to compete in a new economy. Instead of trying to save jobs that our parents had, why don’t we invest in training our kids for jobs of the future? Everything is going to be more automated.
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I dont think your parents are trying to keep outdated jobs. Millenials are not the only generation to experience technology and changed job roles. Actually, everything you interact with PCs, tablets, smart phones, Bluetooth, WiFi, were not invented in your generation Dianna! It was invented in your parents generation and commercialized in yours :-) People are annoyed about having to go to a FAQ page or sift through pages of useless help answers when they could actually speak to someone and resolve the issue in 30s. Call it two steps forward and one back but people think AI is cheaper. It's not! Its more convenient and faster. Programmers and designers and the latest cloud systems cost way more than a call center worker!
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Roles in society change as technology changes. People must adapt.
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