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Comment: Re:Manipulation (Score 1) 126

by Ostrich25 (#43954155) Attached to: Supermarkets: High-Tech Hotbeds
Ever go into a Kroger store and see those televisions hanging from the ceiling at the check out area? The ones with the big yellow circles and numbers? That's QueVision. Infrared sensors at the doors track how many people come in and out of the store, and sensors over each checkout line track how many people are waiting. All that gets processed, and the system tells the front end supervisor how many lanes they need to have open right then. (and predicts how many they'll need soon, too) This system doesn't track you as an individual throughout the store, it just reports how many people are in specific areas of the store.

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.