Not exactly what the title says but this is pretty close. Amazon just unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. It’s like shoplifting made legal. Wait, What?
Amazon Go, a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle, lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their Amazon account afterwards.
Wondering how it works? Well when You enter a store using Amazon’s proprietary technology and flash your personal QR code to a reader. Then, you just pick up what you want and walk out. No dealing with infuriating self-checkout machines or cashiers. The money is automatically taken from a nominated credit or debit card. It’s the ultimate in grab-and-go retail convenience. Checkout the video by Amazon below that shows how easy it is to use Amazon Go.
Amazon Go works by using computer vision and sensors to detect what items you’re taking out of the store. It’ll feel like shoplifting, except you’re actually being watched by more cameras than you can imagine.
Amazon Go is currently only open to Amazon employees involved in the trial, but the company expects to open it to the public by 2017. Amazon says that the supermarket will sell ready-to-eat meals and snacks prepared by on-site chefs or local bakeries.
This is just going to change how things work now and it’s going to be awesome! Are you ready for this future? Share this awesome news with your friends.