Punch on: Open thread 29/06/2012
Some clever people over at IBM have designed a new system of supermarket shopping which means you don’t have to stand in a checkout. New.com.au reports radio tags on grocery items would be read as you leave the shop and the bill paid via smartphone from your credit card. Certainly would save time, but how good is this method for security?
Friends of The Punch tell us that the self-service checkout already encourages people to swipe expensive items under the “brown onions” tab, taking a tidy amount off the total grocery bill. So how much could you get away with the checkout free system? We’re guessing quite a bit.
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