Health problems from cybernetics?

Daniel Fussell dfussell at byu.edu
Mon May 21 10:26:33 MDT 2012


On 05/18/2012 01:18 PM, Rich Li wrote:
> On 05/18/2012 12:52 PM, Merrill Oveson wrote:
>> What I'd really like to see...
>> In the 1990's AT&T had an ad, showing someone pushing a grocery cart
>> full of groceries right thru a scanner and
>> then the total would be calculated - no need to empty the cart.
>> I guess the idea was RFID tags on each package.
>>
>> That was in the 1990s - Twenty years later and we're still buying
>> groceries the same dumb way - and I hate waiting in line to buy my
>> food!
>>
>> What happened?
> I think, from the perspective of the grocery stores, that giving up a
> place where you have customers stop for a few minutes next to impulse
> buys (magazines, candy, etc next to the checkout line) was too much of a
> downside. :)
>
+1 Insightful


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