Welcome to the future! We’ve seen (but been reluctant to use) shopping carts that let you ring up your crap as you place it into the cart, but now there’s talk of one that’ll give you a hard time about your diet as well.
U.S. technology services company EDS outlined the concept in a study paper published this week.
It said the screens would reduce the need for lots of packaging for food, helping stores to tackle environmental concerns.
“Shoppers want barcode readers on their trolleys (shopping carts) to calculate the nutritional content and tell them when they have blown their calorific budget,” said EDS’s Sion Roberts, director of consumer industries and retail.
“It’s high-time that the humble barcode is recognized as a practical and cost-effective solution to consumers’ thirst for information.”
Do you indeed thirst for this information?