Amazon is up to something, something big. Because starting this Wednesday, you’ll be able to pay for your groceries with your palm at the Whole Foods store in Capitol Hill. And if you’re wondering this technology will also soon be available at several other Seattle Whole Foods locations.
The technology in question is Amazon’s One palm-scanning device and it’s pretty controversial. After all, this kind of device uses biometric data collection since it’s literally scanning the grooves of your hand to identify you. But clearly, Seattleites aren’t too concerned as thousands of people have already signed up to use the service. That being said, it’s worth mentioning that this technology has already been in use at stores for over 6 months. You can also find it at stores like Amazon Go, Amazon Go Grocery, Amazon Books, and more.
If you’re not a fan of this kind of technology, don’t worry, you can still pay with cash and card at the Capitol Hill Whole Foods. But this technology is here to stay as it will be added to the West Seattle, Interbay, Westlake, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Roosevelt Square, and Redmond Whole Foods stores in the coming months. After that, who knows where this technology will head next.
Who knows what new technology Amazon will unleash on Seattleites next. If you’d like to learn more about Amazon One you can click here. And if you’ve used the technology before, let us know what you think about it. We’re always curious to hear what our city’s most tech-savvy have to say. Have a great week Seattle.