Growing up in rural Indiana, Lowell Goss recalls with some sadness how the arrival of Walmart supercenters signaled the end of Main Street small businesses.
He sees the same thing happening today, only this time the culprit is Amazon. The online giant recently opened an automated physical store in Seattle, called Amazon Go, in which shoppers can pick out their groceries and leave without having to stop at a checkout station.
It’s just one test store, but Goss already envisions a pretty glum, dystopian future.
Read the article written by Thomas Lee in full here: As Amazon open physical stores, Walmart-like scrutiny will follow