Jan 8, 2009

Skipping the line at supermarkets

Salvatore had the best idea ever for a new business: A supermarket with no queues. How would that work? Well, a little device on your shopping basket or on your wrist with which you can scan the products you buy and swipe in your credit card! Honesty should be as high as 90%, as suggested by this experiment, or even higher with security cameras. The possible sales money lost would not be as high as cashier salary I guess.

Anyway, coop has already started to implement something like this, though not as radical.

In other news, when you’re being impatient for your favourite sushi which is not appearing on the traditional sushi train, you can order it and it arrives by shinkansen, as seen below. Afraid of the rise of the machines anyone?

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