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September 14, 2017

Two useless ex googlers attempt to invent something that doesn't need to be

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Paper_Okami 1 day ago#1
invented

https://www.fastcompany.com/40466047/two-ex-googlers-want-to-make-bodegas-and-mom-and-pop-corner-stores-obsolete

No matter how organized you are, you’re bound to run out of milk or diapers in the middle of the night and need to make a quick visit to your neighborhood retailer.

Paul McDonald, who spent 13 years as a product manager at Google, wants to make this corner store a thing of the past. Today, he is launching a new concept called Bodega with his cofounder Ashwath Rajan, another Google veteran. Bodega sets up five-foot-wide pantry boxes filled with non-perishable items you might pick up at a convenience store. An app will allow you to unlock the box and cameras powered with computer vision will register what you’ve picked up, automatically charging your credit card. The entire process happens without a person actually manning the “store.”
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Paper_Okami posted...
you’re bound to run out of milk in the middle of the night


This has never happened to me.
FF_Redux 1 day ago#3
Um this was made in Sweden first. Even steal the origin idea of needing things for babies.

*Edit: Oh well...almost the same idea. The Swede made it an unmanned store you had to go to. But with app etc. He got the idea when he needed baby food in the middle of the night.
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_OujiDoza_ 1 day ago#4
Anteaterking posted...
Paper_Okami posted...
you’re bound to run out of milk in the middle of the night


This has never happened to me.

Welp, sample of one...all we need!
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Japan beat them

because Japan vending machines have all sorts of stuff

even lingere in them

"is it like 3 am and victoria secret is closed!?!? just head down to the local vending machine!"
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CableZL 1 day ago#6
No matter how organized you are, you’re bound to run out of milk or diapers in the middle of the night and need to make a quick visit to your neighborhood retailer.

Bodega sets up five-foot-wide pantry boxes filled with non-perishable items you might pick up at a convenience store.
s0nicfan 1 day ago#7
Amazon is already trying to create an entire food store around the idea of AI and computer vision, where you just grab a cart, take whatever you want, and walk out.
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imagine a jewelry store where you walk in

grab a $25,000 diamond ring 

and walk out 

and the app takes care of paying!


or a car dealership


just get in the car you want and drive off
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So if it's for non-perishable items in the middle of the night then why the hell is the story about milk involved? 

That's like saying "Run out of OJ at 2 am? Here's a vending machine that dispenses peanut butter for you."
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kirbymuncher  ignores me1 day ago#10
This seems pretty useful to me depending on what's in it, dunno why you're so negative TC
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Tappor 1 day ago#11
I'm a googler
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_OujiDoza_ posted...
Anteaterking posted...
Paper_Okami posted...
you’re bound to run out of milk in the middle of the night


This has never happened to me.

Welp, sample of one...all we need!


Well they said "no matter how well you plan". Plan better. You should never run out of milk in the middle of the night.
Milk doesn't perish, does it? I just ate a bowl of cereal with some milk that's been sitting in my fridge for a few months.
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josifrees 1 day ago#14
Why are they acting like eliminating small businesses is a good thing??
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Don't understand why they mention milk when it is perishable.
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_OujiDoza_ 1 day ago#16
Anteaterking posted...
_OujiDoza_ posted...
Anteaterking posted...
Paper_Okami posted...
you’re bound to run out of milk in the middle of the night


This has never happened to me.

Welp, sample of one...all we need!


Well they said "no matter how well you plan". Plan better. You should never run out of milk in the middle of the night.

You don't have kids, do you?
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one day though we will just have a printer with carbon matter, water and minerals and then just press make milk and it will print milk
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If they do this, thugs are definitely going to vandalize these stores or steal stuff lol
s0nicfan 1 day ago#20
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White people, are you really this uncomfortable interacting with brown folks?


Are you impyling brown people are some sort of service underclass that are only good for cash registers?
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What a far leap from one thing to another. Don't project your immidiate personal thoughts onto me.

Those are harding working business people and they are getting their livelihood stolen by a silicon valley app.
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s0nicfan 1 day ago#22
twitterfriends posted...
What a far leap from one thing to another. Don't project your immidiate personal thoughts onto me.

Those are harding working business people and they are getting their livelihood stolen by a silicon valley app.


You're the one assuming that automation is somehow an attempt by white people to avoid interacting with brown people, which honestly is pretty openly racist. What, are they unable to have a livelihood outside of bagging my groceries?
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twitterfriends posted...
White people, are you really this uncomfortable interacting with brown folks?

You need a shrink
If you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
All that matters is convenience. There is no functional difference between going to a robot store and going to a corner store as both require you to get up and travel somewhere. The operating costs would probably be similar, due to needing restockers and technicians. It would probably need to be run out of some central business, so there you've got trucks, workers, warehouses, supply lines, executives, etc, etc.

I don't really see the point
EnragedSlith posted...
All that matters is convenience. There is no functional difference between going to a robot store and going to a corner store as both require you to get up and travel somewhere. The operating costs would probably be similar, due to needing restockers and technicians. It would probably need to be run out of some central business, so there you've got trucks, workers, warehouses, supply lines, executives, etc, etc.

I don't really see the point

See block buster vs redbox
If you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
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EnragedSlith posted...
All that matters is convenience. There is no functional difference between going to a robot store and going to a corner store as both require you to get up and travel somewhere. The operating costs would probably be similar, due to needing restockers and technicians. It would probably need to be run out of some central business, so there you've got trucks, workers, warehouses, supply lines, executives, etc, etc.

I don't really see the point

See block buster vs redbox


actually, before blockbuster went out of business, it was like $10 to rent

redbox was just $1

anyways, I thought blockbuster died before redbox

netflix was what killed it

I think they were also cheaper
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people are never going to embrace a completely employeeless store, and automatic charging of cards is bound to lead to some frustration if customers take an item out and then decide to put it back in or whatnot. there will always need to be a customer service rep and/or a manager for certain situations.
CableZL posted...
No matter how organized you are, you’re bound to run out of milk or diapers in the middle of the night and need to make a quick visit to your neighborhood retailer.

Bodega sets up five-foot-wide pantry boxes filled with non-perishable items you might pick up at a convenience store.


Lmao,
I Like Toast posted...
EnragedSlith posted...
All that matters is convenience. There is no functional difference between going to a robot store and going to a corner store as both require you to get up and travel somewhere. The operating costs would probably be similar, due to needing restockers and technicians. It would probably need to be run out of some central business, so there you've got trucks, workers, warehouses, supply lines, executives, etc, etc.

I don't really see the point

See block buster vs redbox

Couple differences:
1. The convenience of redbox is that it saves a trip because you're using it when you're already at another store
2. Redbox sells ONE item, versus a grocery store's giant inventory, which simplifies the process
Jiek_Fafn 1 day ago#30
This sounds great!

I can't count how many times I've needed nomperishable night milk. Now i can fight off ostrichperosis at all hours of the day.
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DuranOfForcena posted...
people are never going to embrace a completely employeeless store

I Like Toast posted...
See block buster vs redbox


Sure there's limit to scale, but people care more about cost and convenience.
If you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
EnragedSlith posted...
2. Redbox sells ONE item, versus a grocery store's giant inventory, which simplifies the process

Paper_Okami posted...
with non-perishable items you might pick up at a convenience store
If you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
I Like Toast posted...
DuranOfForcena posted...
people are never going to embrace a completely employeeless store

I Like Toast posted...
See block buster vs redbox


Sure there's limit to scale, but people care more about cost and convenience.

redbox isn't a store, it's a kiosk. i didn't say jack s*** about kiosks.
Gheb 1 day ago#34
darkphoenix181 posted...
actually, before blockbuster went out of business, it was like $10 to rent

redbox was just $1

anyways, I thought blockbuster died before redbox

netflix was what killed it

I think they were also cheaper


Blockbuster's demise was the Netflix/Redbox one-two punch. Like Netflix would have eventually killed Blockbuster on its own, especially once Streaming took off, but Blockbuster still had not needing a subscription and same day movie renting to hold Netflix off. Redbox took both those things from Blockbuster at a 4th of the price.
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And what arbitrary definition separates a kiosk from what has been described. These are going to be nothing more than a kiosk that you interact with. Paying the overhead of a store defeats the purpose
If you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all
So has anyone here b****ing about milk, figured out by milk they very likely meant formula?
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JE19426 1 day ago#37
EnragedSlith posted...
There is no functional difference between going to a robot store and going to a corner store as both require you to get up and travel somewhere.


Did you even read the article? It isn't a robot store. It's a essentially a bigger more varied vending machine, at your home/work/gym/whatever.

_OujiDoza_ posted...
You don't have kids, do you?


I don't, my parents did and they never ran out of milk in the middle of the night.
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