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Supermarket scanner (credit: Toshiba)
The latest supermarket scanner developed by Toshiba Tec may make conventional barcodes in supermarkets obsolete.
Topics: Computers/Infotech/UI | Electronics
I think that supermarkets will be replaced by 3 dimensional food printers, getting to the startrek replicator eventually. This would only be one step.
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By 2030 90% of things will cost 90% less. Now it computes.
Bar codes won’t go away. They are too reliable and easy. Sure the system can read the label on a can of beans, OCR it and recognize it, but if you are printing a label, is the bar code such a problem that it needs to be discarded?
I also see the checker holding produce in front of the scanner. Will it tell a fuji apple from a gala? Or an organic from a non-organic? Can it tell 80/20 ground beef from 90/10? How about a 4.5oz can from a 6oz can?
Sorry to say, but this is so much smoke in the wind. This is technology designed to fill a nonexistent need. I still expect the replacement for the bar code to be RFID based.
actually bar codes will go away ..may be you havent recognized the rfid code on the back of most products but yeh wel,come to the future .
By 2030 it’ll be 90% easier to go in to a store and buy something, fully automated.
By 2030 90% of people will 90% less spending money, since all work will be done by robots.
Something does’t compute in this.
Incipient terran detected. :)
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