Are store cashiers the next disappearing job?

Are store cashiers the next disappearing job?

I don’t usually use the self-service checkout at the hardware or grocery stores and it’s not because I don’t know how. It’s because I want people to have jobs.

Today’s video from Amazon is a little frightening, suggesting that the checkout people will be the latest group to be phased out by technology. The Amazon Go store is being tested in Seattle. Walk in, take what you need, and pay automatically. Who needs humans?

No doubt there are plenty of reasons why this is a great idea. And yet, the future is scary.Many of the jobs that “left” the United States […]

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