When I got off the train and walked into the main terminal at Ogilvie Center, there was an Amazon Go right at the corner.
I had to try it.
So I hopped on their free wifi, downloaded the Amazon Go app, scanned my barcode, walked in.
The app would tell me later that I spent 2 minutes and 49 seconds in the store.
The products inside were interesting. There were two rows of potato chips, apples, and dried fruit. There was a refrigerator of drinks. But otherwise, everything inside was either prepared food or was a meal kit.
I snagged a Whole Foods 365 bottled water.
And then I walked out.
There is a sense of freedom as you move about the store, which is interesting considering you know each step you take is being tracked by cameras and sensors and algorithms.
It absolutely feels frictionless.