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Here comes the full Amazon-ification of Whole Foods

A brief shopping trip at the grocery store of the future raises questions.
March 4th, 2022

Reporter Cecilia Kang visited a Whole Foods store in suburban Washington, D.C., the prototype for a new, high-tech grocery store of the future.  After a scan of both her palms, a computer linked the images to her Amazon account, and in she went.  “Cameras and sensors recorded each of my moves, creating a virtual shopping cart for me in real time. Then I simply walked out, no cashier necessary. Whole Foods — or rather Amazon — would bill my account later.”  Said one neighborhood shopper:  “It’s like George Orwell’s ‘1984.’”

Read More:  Seattle Times


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