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(Axios)   Leading your dad, who thinks everyone under 35 is lazy, immigrants are taking all the jobs and are brown, and almost spat on that mouthy waitress at Applebees last week, to bemoan how computers run everything these days -- what happened to people?   (axios.com) divider line
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1189 clicks; posted to STEM » on 15 Sep 2021 at 12:10 PM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-15 12:19:03 PM  
I've watched this guy on youtube using some of their human-free convenience stores in Singapore and it's all pretty slick, works well, you get in and out with your chips and soda just fine. Also cuts down on theft because the doors won't open if you don't pay for what you're trying to leave with.

But I couldn't see any way for them to deal with someone just walking in, eating a bunch of stuff and leaving. You don't need to bring the rfid tagged goods through the scanner, so you can binge and just walk right out.

Also, you could effectively put one out of business by taking a shiat on the floor. Nobody is going in there after that, and it will only get addressed when a human finally shows up to do a restock.
 
2021-09-15 12:20:39 PM  
The biggest problem with digital price tags is the same problem with printed tags: corporate farking something up on their end and sales have to be honored past their dates, or customers see something for a price online that's different than our in store prices requiring extra work at the check out to get them the proper price.

Worked retail briefly, much more expensive items than a grocery store, corporate farked up all the time.
 
2021-09-15 12:24:11 PM  
This is what everybody wanted. Remember? Check your Facebook.

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2021-09-15 12:25:45 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I've watched this guy on youtube using some of their human-free convenience stores in Singapore and it's all pretty slick, works well, you get in and out with your chips and soda just fine. Also cuts down on theft because the doors won't open if you don't pay for what you're trying to leave with.

But I couldn't see any way for them to deal with someone just walking in, eating a bunch of stuff and leaving. You don't need to bring the rfid tagged goods through the scanner, so you can binge and just walk right out.

Also, you could effectively put one out of business by taking a shiat on the floor. Nobody is going in there after that, and it will only get addressed when a human finally shows up to do a restock.


This isn't a problem in Singapore, since the legal penalties would be prohibitive for something like that.

In the US, they'd probably just make sure there's a few staff members around to take care of shiat (literal or otherwise) but who mostly just play Angry Birds on their phones until something happens. Besides, they'll have to keep people around to handle older customers or people who just don't want to use the digital features.

Also, this thing has the potential to either be awesome (particularly if you're out with friends) or completely lonely and depressing if you're by yourself and have zero interaction with a human the entire time.
 
2021-09-15 12:27:53 PM  
I never realized grocery shopping was that difficult for people.
 
2021-09-15 12:43:20 PM  
structure subby sentence eh much
 
2021-09-15 12:43:39 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I never realized grocery shopping was that difficult for people.


OMG, it's brutal.   You have to put on clothes, foot prisons AND walk.  It's like pure torture the entire time.

Then, there is dealing with other people, and the judgements for what you buy.
 
2021-09-15 12:44:51 PM  
I wonder how they're dealing with Dad's concerns about additional shrinkage/theft from the lack of human interaction or verification?
 
2021-09-15 12:54:27 PM  
Go home, subby, you're drunk.
 
2021-09-15 12:56:11 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: structure subby sentence eh much


Finally figured it out.  Knock out the middle so it says, "Leading your dad to bemoan...What happened to people?"
 
2021-09-15 1:11:51 PM  
UBI now, please?

kthxbai
 
2021-09-15 1:32:24 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I've watched this guy on youtube using some of their human-free convenience stores in Singapore and it's all pretty slick, works well, you get in and out with your chips and soda just fine. Also cuts down on theft because the doors won't open if you don't pay for what you're trying to leave with.

But I couldn't see any way for them to deal with someone just walking in, eating a bunch of stuff and leaving. You don't need to bring the rfid tagged goods through the scanner, so you can binge and just walk right out.

Also, you could effectively put one out of business by taking a shiat on the floor. Nobody is going in there after that, and it will only get addressed when a human finally shows up to do a restock.


What if they took a shiat on the pizza rolls in the freezer section, instead of the floor?  Would people go back after that?

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2021-09-15 1:35:40 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I've watched this guy on youtube using some of their human-free convenience stores in Singapore and it's all pretty slick, works well, you get in and out with your chips and soda just fine. Also cuts down on theft because the doors won't open if you don't pay for what you're trying to leave with.

But I couldn't see any way for them to deal with someone just walking in, eating a bunch of stuff and leaving. You don't need to bring the rfid tagged goods through the scanner, so you can binge and just walk right out.

Also, you could effectively put one out of business by taking a shiat on the floor. Nobody is going in there after that, and it will only get addressed when a human finally shows up to do a restock.


He's been there for three days...

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2021-09-15 2:00:32 PM  

Billy Liar: PartTimeBuddha: structure subby sentence eh much

Finally figured it out.  Knock out the middle so it says, "Leading your dad to bemoan...What happened to people?"


We all figured it out. But we all stopped caring.

It's important to care. :(
 
2021-09-15 2:14:25 PM  
Lived in Western NY for a few years and definitely fell into the Wegman's cult.

Back in Iowa now and intrigued to see if Hy-Vee can come close to what Wegman's could offer.
 
2021-09-15 2:19:30 PM  

cryinoutloud: This is what everybody wanted. Remember? Check your Facebook.

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"I went into the woods because I wanted to live deliberately..."
 
2021-09-15 3:30:21 PM  
What happened to headlines, Subby?
 
2021-09-15 3:32:25 PM  
And for those who still prefer old-school, you'll still be able to find unstocked shelves, moldy produce, questionable cuts of meat, and stinky co-shoppers.
 
2021-09-15 5:35:03 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: I've watched this guy on youtube using some of their human-free convenience stores in Singapore and it's all pretty slick, works well, you get in and out with your chips and soda just fine. Also cuts down on theft because the doors won't open if you don't pay for what you're trying to leave with.

But I couldn't see any way for them to deal with someone just walking in, eating a bunch of stuff and leaving. You don't need to bring the rfid tagged goods through the scanner, so you can binge and just walk right out.

Also, you could effectively put one out of business by taking a shiat on the floor. Nobody is going in there after that, and it will only get addressed when a human finally shows up to do a restock.


The ones on Youtube I've seen require you to have an account before you can be let in, and there are cameras everywhere. So if you eat a bunch of stuff and leave, or crap on the floor, they know who you are, and they have video of you doing it.
 
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