Barcodes: the Future of Shopping?

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Are you interested in the future of shopping? Some critics have said the our increased consumption of products through online retailers will result in the demise of the bar code. ¬†However, bar codes and QR codes are often used by large retailers as an inventory and classification system of items rather than simply a way for consumers to move through the checkout line faster. ¬†With more stores, both on and offline, using barcodes for their internal ordering systems due to the computer’s ability to predict consumer habits based on past behaviour, I don’t think barcodes are going anywhere.

Have you ever thought about what information is contained in a bar code?

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