CHECKOUT PERSONNEL WILL SOON BE LOSING THEIR JOBS AND IT WILL HAVE NADA TO DO WITH MEXICO. AMAZON ALSO UNFAIR TO LONELY SHOPPERS AND SHOPLIFTERS

What is this wired, wacky, WIFI’d world coming to or going to in such a frenzy?

Enter Amazon Go in retailing.  Take what you want, don’t even bother waiting in line to pay for it.  Just go to your car and take off.

Yes, technology is saving us all this time . . . but for what?  And while speeding our lives to a record pace, what is it taking from us?

Besides the winners in business and commerce, who are the losers in this race?

I know a few.  They live in my condo.

Haven’t you ever noticed how much retired people in South Florida like to talk with one another while waiting in line at Publix Super Market?  Often they’ll kibitz with the cashier, try to cheer her up as she robotically scans their purchases and slides them to the friendly bagger.

All that human interaction soon will go out the proverbial window.

Amazon Go will be implementing the most advanced shopping technology that will do away with two of many of my friends’ favorite past times: waiting in lines and checking out.

These are places where you meet people, actually experience human interaction and engage in conversation with other humans that’s more than a 160-character tweet.

Sorry Scarlett, soon lines and checkouts in supermarket stores will be Gone with the Wind and we’ll just grab and go!

It will take not only a huge bite out of crime, but take all the thrill out of it.

Pity the shoplifter.  Imagine him or her successfully getting away with items stuffed under their shirt or blouse and before they can even enjoy their spoils, they’ll receive a bill.

Excuse me, I’d like to write some more on this, but I have this impatient drone hovering outside trying to deliver me a package from guess who . . . Amazon!

                                                                                                                                                TM


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