According to an article on ABC News, approximately a thousand retailers will be using new technology this holiday season to track the movements of shoppers in their stores.
Whereas data on customer behavior has historically been limited to what they purchase at the register, this technology is able to analzye security camera footage to determine things like which items customers are looking at but not buying... helping store owners to fine-tune pricing and other merchandising decisions.
This system is one form of an emerging customer...
At some point, you've probably heard the expression “the future is now.”
Well... it is.
A world in which robots perform most if not all menial labor is no long the dream of science fiction. In fact, it's right around the corner if you believe Amazon, who recently unveiled its plans to deliver packages via “drones.”
And, as with all forms of evolution, competition is a major driving force: Google responded by announcing its own cybernetic ambitions, beginning with its acquisition of no fewer than seven robotics companies over the past...