Amazon’s store of the future opens

January 22, 2018

(credit: Amazon)

Amazon’s first Amazon Go store opened today in Seattle, automating most of the purchase, checkout, and payment steps associated with a retail transaction and replacing cash registers, cashiers, credit cards, self-checkout kiosks, RFID chips — and lines — with hundreds of small cameras,┬ácomputer vision, deep-learning algorithms, and sensor fusion.

Just walk in (as long as you have the Amazon Go app and an Amazon.com account), scan a QR code at the turnstile, grab, and go.

Meanwhile, the shutdown of the dysfunctional U.S. government continues.* Hmm, what if we created Government Go?

If you visit the store (2131 7th Ave — 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. PT Monday to Friday), let us know about your experience and thoughts in the comments below.

* January 22 at 6:11 PM EST: House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump — Washington Post