In the Future People May No Longer Be Able to Pay for Things in Shops Using Cash
In the future, people may no longer be able to pay for things in shops using cash. All payments may have to be made by card or using phones. Do you think this will happen one day? Why do you think some people might not be happy to give up using cash?
In the future, there may be no cashiers in stores. People may have to pay with a card or mobile app instead of cash. I believe this will undoubtedly become a reality as cashier-less store technology matures. However, some people may be unhappy about it because it denies them the opportunity to interact with other people.
Sooner or later, cashier-less technology will be in every shop. Amazon has already been testing and perfecting this technology in its Amazon Go stores, where customers enter, take the products they want, and just walk out without scanning or interacting with a cashier. This technology will eventually mature and by that time Amazon will be able to license it to other retailers. With inflation and rising labor costs, eventually all retailers will adopt this technology to maximize profit.
Sadly, not all shoppers will welcome cashierless stores where there is little to no human interaction. Many people visit physical stores because they enjoy interacting with the staff there. Consider lonely working-from-home workers who go to their local Starbucks stores every day because the baristas there warmly greet them whenever they visit and know their coffee preferences so well. Imagine that one day they won’t be able to engage with their favorite baristas. They just grab their coffee and leave. How sad is that!
In conclusion, cashier-less technology will eventually arrive at every retail store and this means that people won’t be able to pay by cash anymore. Unfortunately, some people might not be happy about this transformation because it will eliminate social interaction. (258 Words)