You know you can order your groceries on line these days, right? Yes, you shop from the comfort of your home and your chosen store will deliver.
It's just one service Walmart is hoping to improve as they hire about 2000 tech experts this year. They're hiring scientists, software engineers and designers and others in an effort to expand their on line business and improve technology in-store. They're talking about building robots that will scan shelves and deliver reports along with blue collar robots that will scrub and polish the floors.
I remember when I was a boy my mom and me would catch the city bus to go grocery shopping on Thursday mornings. She didn't drive. We'd go to Safeway, pay for our supplies and friendly people would box 'em up. We'd catch the bus home and Speed's Delivery would bring us the groceries within about an hour.
That was 45 years ago and the delivery driver is still in high demand. But, I wonder, how long it'll be before the robots replace them too.