It seems obvious that Amazon Go stores of the future will rarely have employees in store at all: there will be a centralized location for food preparation and a dedicated fleet of shelf stockers. That’s the thing about Amazon: the company isn’t afraid of old-world scale.
DeMarco’s laws of technology XXII — The probability of any new technology thing actually happening sink to near zero when the words “it seems obvious” occur in a sentence describing it. This law also applies to”virtually guaranteed” and “everyone thinks”
Subsection (a.) The more influential and important the person uttering/writing the words is, or is perceived to be, the closer to zero the probabilities become.
Subsection (b.) As the quantity/number of utterances/writings increase the probabilities drop even closer to zero.
Subsection (c.) The probabilities drop to a Planck length from zero (the smallest possible distance from zero) when both the quantity of utterances and influence level of persons uttering/writing are both at their maximum value.