Ostaszewski: The creepy future of shopping

Lee Ostaszewski/Local Columnist Let me get this straight. Early next year, I will be able to walk into one of these new Amazon Go grocery stores, open an Amazon Go app on my phone, grab whatever I want from the shelves and simply walk out with that uncomfortable feeling of having done something illegal. Welcome to the future of shopping, with no cashiers and no checkout lines. High tech tracking equipment will keep an eye on everyone, watching exactly what they take. Old-fashioned retail meets super creepy, futuristic surveillance systems. Amazon has been a bit secretive about how it will know what each customer walks out with. But it seems to involve artificial intelligence and computers watching our every move, right down to being able to tell what we are…


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