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Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by cageymaru, Oct 10, 2018.
Might not be NSW, or your sanity.....
I live in the country. The nearest larger town got one some years ago and the only direct impact, is some of the things I get from there. It roasted a bunch of smaller operations when it moved in, and after some thought about the entire phenomenon, I decided they were evil.
I think it is double-speak to detect those with elevated heart rates and nervous inclinations who are contemplating shoplifting.
loss prevention will be using this to monitor customers while shopping..
And we see how well this turned out
Wish they would work on something more simple like keeping their damn shelves stocked.
The algorithm to keep the store shelves stocked does not compute - Spock
Wow, a serious invasion of privacy to read biometrics from a shopping cart.
1. The Walmart bashing is old. NO ONE thinks you are hipper or cooler because you claim to never go to Walmart. No one.
2. I don't get the shopping cart thing at all. I DO have to go to Walmart fairly frequently because of the hours I work, and I'd simply be real fucking happy if I didn't have to test drive 4 or 5 carts in order to simply find one that doesn't have a flat wheel, or one stuck at 3 O'clock forcing the thing to attempt a constant right turn. Fix the motherfucking wheels on the carts before you decide to turn them into Tron lazer-cycles.
"You are morbidly obese and will likely die within a month. Cheetos are in isle 3."
Came in here to say something similar. OT: I had to use one of those scooters when I had a broken leg. I was so embarrased that I parked it back at the entrance and used crutches.
How about they increase their checkout experience.
Ever since they put in the self check out the experience has been great. They still have 2 human check out with lines backing up. The self check out are always open.
As the great flava flav says, don't believe the hype.
This is to measure biological response to things in the store.
When someone is holding the sensor and they see something that raises their heart rate, then that's going to be flagged as successful marketing. With the advent of how many cameras are in Walmart, they'll be able to conclusively identify where you were and what you were looking at.
Walmart doesn't give a fuck about your health. That doesn't make them more money. Validation that their promotions work is far more valuable.
Trick's on them.. *wheeze* due to the cheap, roll-back, over processed, high sodium, high fructose, *wheeze* and high sugar foods I eat from there my heart rate is ALWAYS up! *wheeze* *cough*
I was more talking about the biometrics aspects. Tracking with a cart would only be the store and parking lot and Walmart I'm sure already tracks everyone via the security cameras so tracking with carts is not needed
"Wal-Mart develops new way to quantify/extract customer responses (data) to in house marketing, products and services to create a better business model, without remuneration."
I don't give a fuck, I'm old.
This was my thought as soon as I read the headline. There's simply no way this can turn out to be cost effective considering they can't even take care of the basic necessities of what a cart needs to be functional for its intended use. Carts are beat to hell to begin with and anytime there's something "special" or added to a cart you're going to have a bunch of people fucking with it or trying to break it just because they can.
That's not even counting the fact that these carts are going to be sitting outside in the sun, rain and snow and that will kill the electronics simply because no matter how well you try to waterproof it it's going to fail. Then there's the need to to recharge the crap added to the carts. That's a hell of a lot of carts to charge or replace batteries on all the time.
This just sounds like a really fucking stupid idea no matter how you look at it.