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Justin Fox

When the Checkout Lines Go Away

In Amazon Go's future, maybe cashiers lose their jobs, or maybe their jobs evolve to more than making change.
Faster than a speeding bullet.

Faster than a speeding bullet.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Have you watched that new video of Amazon Go, the store in test mode in Seattle where you just pick up stuff (prepared food and drinks, mostly) and walk out? I have, again and again. It's pretty hypnotic, especially with the sound off.

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