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    So Much For 'Fight For 15'

    The “Fight for $15” is in for a big surprise; Amazon’s cashierless stores are on the cusp of going prime-time in the now-inevitable future of automation.

    Aptly titled “Amazon Go,” the store will accurately charge shoppers for items removed from shelves and is being marketed as a grocery store without lines and checkouts.

    “It uses cameras and shelf sensors to track what shoppers pull from shelves and then charges them for what’s in their carts when they leave the store, all without the use of cashier’s or physical registers,” reports Business Insider.

    The technology is apparently so high-tech that Amazon employees tried wearing Pikachu costumes to try and fool the system yet it failed. The only problem not yet fixed is the tech’s inability to charge large groups of shoppers such as families. Bloomberg reports that “engineers have been studying families shopping together and are tweaking their sensors to recognize when a child eats an item while wandering around the store. Engineers are also figuring out which person to charge when a couple goes shopping together.

    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    That's the problem with pricing yourself out of the market. Good employees will still have jobs. It's the lazy whiny bitches who think they should be able to text their boo on the clock that will be out of work.
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
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