Thursday, December 8, 2016

The future is now.

The future grocery store may not have cashiers or cash registers.  Amazon is rolling out its futuristic grocery stores in 2017.  See the video for yourself.


Anonymous said...

Americans will voluntarilly use services that do away with jobs in their own communities. Amazing. I would not use it.

Anonymous said...

Also doomed to unemployment:

- Bank tellers
- Fast wood workers

Raise the minimum wage and watch all of these jobs disappear even faster.

Anonymous said...

No lines, no checkouts, no registers, no privacy and soon no freedom.

Sorry Amazon, NO.

Anonymous said...

We are already seeing the future of household goods shopping. Have any of you used Kroger click list or the Sam's equivalent? I, for one, support this type of technology innovation.

Anonymous said...

Then bend over because Big Brother has a very special gift just for you!

PittPanther said...

Typical dumb comments from those who will be left behind. If you think whining about jobs will stop technology, you have another think coming.

People have to design and implement and test and deploy the Amazon solution. But those jobs require education and good sense, both in short supply in MS. You can either with with technology, or learn a skilled trade. But jobs that require you to stand around and pull a lever all day? Gone.

You guys can open a buggy whip manufacturing plant. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

And then there are the millions of people like me who live in areas so remote that stores such as these may as well be the stuff of science fiction. I don't own a cell phone because there is a not a single carrier who offers service here. And I commenting on my dial-up ISP...either that or $100 bucks a month for unreliable satellite ISP.

Anonymous said...

LOL @ anyone who thinks they have any privacy now.

Anonymous said...

This technology is here already. Those of you with smartphones are already leaving a footprint. Cashless society is coming soon courtesy of your elected leaders both Republican and Democrat.

Relax and enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Typical condescension from Piss Panther.
It may be all well and good for you to embrace the new technology, but, there are millions and millions of people that have little to no education, and no desire to gain any. Those people used to be able to get jobs flipping burgers at McDonald's. When those jobs disappear, what do you plan to do with them? Soylent Green was just a sci-fi movie.
Buggy whip this, Pitt.

PittPanther said...

4:20pm, so what's your point? Are you looking for a new Rural Electrification Program, except for the internet? Doesn't that make you a socialist? Why should I pay for your poor choice to live in the middle of nowhere?

Since don't have a cell phone, when you make it to the big city on your yearly trip you had better not try to enter an Amazon store. You'll be assumed to be a shoplifter.

Anonymous said...

Here's the reality:

We're going to have to think of a new system for distributing basic income. We just are.

The entire basis of capitalism as distribution system is the assumption that the vast majority of people will be able to (at minimum) sell unskilled labor in exchange for a subsistence wage. That will not be true in 50 years. Computers and robots are going to take jobs away from humans at an increasing rate.

And this won't be like past revolutions --where technology destroyed one job but created others-- because robots/computers will be able to adapt quickly to do pretty much anything that doesn't require unusual knowledge or creativity. And then, to do things that DO require these abilities.

So we can either begin thinking of some workable system to distribute basic income to everyone, or we can wait until the former truckers, waiters, and construction workers show up with pitchforks to take it.

But blaming the technology is like blaming Ford for the plight of buggy whip makers.

Anonymous said...

Millions of existing jobs will be gone in a few years from technology.

Anonymous said...

but wait-the president elect said he'd bring back manufacturing to the are going to be handed out like there's no tomorrow

Anonymous said...

The only way to stave this off is to give 'human rights/labor rights' to computers & robots.

Anonymous said...

Wal Mart is way ahead of the game. They've not had checkers for years.

Anonymous said...

Y'all reading too much fake news.

Anonymous said...

I already see this happen all of the time. People going into a store, putting something in their pocket, then walking out is not new.

Anonymous said...

If we were only able to see it....

Problem is we are broke...printing money...which we sell to us...which we can't repay.

This Ponzi scheme is almost at its end.

Now....what does it look like when the wheels fall off?

Dieting won't be a fad anymore.....

Anonymous said...

We all need to understand that with today's technology and the future advances that we must invest in education, I don't care how we do it, public charter, private. We are the dumbest of dumb, pretty soon states with a little more education than us will be stealing our jobs. Think West Virginia or So. Carolina 2 pretry dumb srates too.

PittPanther said...

5:22pm, there won't be any pitchforks. We already have models in this world of societies with extreme wealth disparities. Think India, or Brazil. In the best case, the poor beg on the streets and die in the Ganges. In the worst case, the rich build walls and hire security guards, but even in Brazil it's just unorganized crime. There no coordinated efforts to throw out the rich.

No French Revolution is happening. We've gotten too soft.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how that wonderful technology will deal with the inevitable hoards of shoplifters ?

Anonymous said...

The truth is that we need to institute a global population reduction, there are just too many people in the world. Having babies shouldn't be a god given right anymore, you should have to apply for a license and pay to bring another mouth into existence. Poverty breeds worse poverty, the poor breed faster than the better off due to survival instinct. If we reduced the global populous by 50 percent in 20-30 years years think about the better quality of life we all would have. I know this sounds horrible but it is the only real solution to save our species. We will eventually overpopulate the world, poison everything, and fight over the remaining limited resources until we are all dead.

Anonymous said...

...and fight over the remaining limited resources until we are all dead.

Survival of the fittest. The natural cycle completes.

Anonymous said...

@8:26 The world population reached one billion somewhere around 1900. Now, there are 7 billion. Completely unsustainable. Pay folks on welfare and other that qualify a $50,000.00 lump sum to get sterilized. Better of in the long run. Human population explosion has pretty much been the root of all issues- economic, environmental, social, political - of the past 100 years.

Anonymous said...

The domination of the ignorant has always been inevitable. The problem for our future generations is that the term "ignorant" will cover a larger and larger segment of society in years to come. Most of us will be "ignorant" in most respects that really count when compared to a computerized automaton designed by other computers to do what even so-called intelligent people once did. This past election reflects the anxiety common people already feel when they lose their jobs in a place they one thought was "safe". Corporate America moves according to it's bottom line, not saving jobs, so we know it's going to get worse. The only question is how will people react, and what will be the scope and duration of the battle. After that, there'll be a "new world order" . Sound crazy? Look around.

Nuff2Say said...

Sooo what's in place to stop someone for going over the limit in their bank account... No cashier to say after you swipe oh I'm sorry your card was declined... And I guess since you can't swipe no EBT... OOOOHHH Kenny and the NAACP won't allow this...

Anonymous said...

Of course Kenny and the NAACP are the ultimate answer to all of this.
That's the answer.! Jeez.

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