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BY: CLAIRE KIM

When I first read this article, I was intrigued by this concept of a store that would have no checkout system and no staff. It made me feel like I was in a different world that was a lot more intellectual and more innovative. Never would I have imagined, a store would start adding bits of technologically advanced elements into the regular procedure.

For some reason, this article gave me chills and Big Hero Six vibes afterward because of how cool yet digitalized the world is becoming in the recent years. Starting from smartphones, to virtual reality gear, to self-driven cars, to robot mall guards, and now to this is amazing. It makes me realize how quickly or industry has been growing and I’m excited yet nervous. It’s hard to grasp that in the future, there is a possibility I might be walking into a store with no cash registers and no cashiers.

I think I always come to this topic about how harsh it is to the people who would become unemployed because of this project. I can see from their perspective how betrayed they would feel to have their jobs swept away from some computerized system forever.

However, I still love the concept of this new and innovative store and I can’t wait to see how well it will do in the future.

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