Health problems from cybernetics?

Rich Li richli.ff at
Fri May 18 13:18:20 MDT 2012

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. :)

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