Digital Transformation

August 24th 2017, Amazon officially  bought Whole Foods. I first thought what are there alter-motives in this buy out.  Why would Jeff Bezos want to buy a food company? At first, I thought it was a  genius idea all around, but after further reading, I then realized the  disruption it would have on the millions of jobs made for supermarket retail. After  doing further research and watching this video, it not only will take jobs a  way for cashiers but also for people who stock the aisles, security, eventually  the idea of going to the grocery store will dissipate, because soon amazon will  be delivering our groceries right to our front door. We can literally shop for our  food on the amazon prime app and have it delivered within two days. Let us not  forget what Amazon was originally designed for, book  retail, and look where that market has gone. “Remember  the company’s original disruption: bookselling. Jeff Bezos not only shifted how  and where books were sold; he also changed how they were made, by forcing  publishers, authors, and everybody else along the book supply chain to cut  their costs.” Now we see toys R Us filing for bankruptcy, why? Because why  go to a toys store that has limited supply of toys for children, when you can shop  on Amazon and just type in the search bar on what you want and it be there.  Walmart’s market has been reduced significantly as well, because what industry  did Amazon get into as well? Furniture, clothing, kitchen supply, Etc. these  are all examples of how Amazon has disruptive these markets through technology  in a negative way.  The very same thing  can happen with the food industry, and by the looks of its virtual testing and  videos of it, it certainly will. Is it a more efficient way to shop on all  ends? Yes, but does it destroy the job markets it gets into? It has been and  will continue.

August 24th 2017, Amazon officially  bought Whole Foods. I first thought what are there alter-motives in this buy out.  Why would Jeff Bezos want to buy a food company? At first, I thought it was a  genius idea all around, but after further reading, I then realized the  disruption it would have on the millions of jobs made for supermarket retail. After  doing further research and watching this video, it not only will take jobs a  way for cashiers but also for people who stock the aisles, security, eventually  the idea of going to the grocery store will dissipate, because soon amazon will  be delivering our groceries right to our front door. We can literally shop for our  food on the amazon prime app and have it delivered within two days. Let us not  forget what Amazon was originally designed for, book  retail, and look where that market has gone. “Remember  the company’s original disruption: bookselling. Jeff Bezos not only shifted how  and where books were sold; he also changed how they were made, by forcing  publishers, authors, and everybody else along the book supply chain to cut  their costs.” Now we see toys R Us filing for bankruptcy, why? Because why  go to a toys store that has limited supply of toys for children, when you can shop  on Amazon and just type in the search bar on what you want and it be there.  Walmart’s market has been reduced significantly as well, because what industry  did Amazon get into as well? Furniture, clothing, kitchen supply, Etc. these  are all examples of how Amazon has disruptive these markets through technology  in a negative way.  The very same thing  can happen with the food industry, and by the looks of its virtual testing and  videos of it, it certainly will. Is it a more efficient way to shop on all  ends? Yes, but does it destroy the job markets it gets into? It has been and  will continue.

One Response to Digital Transformation

  1. Caroline Jean Philippe February 2, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

    Technology is running ramped today. It is blossoming everywhere from the phones that are in everyone’s hand to virtual world simulators. Technologies plumage could be a good thing and a bad thing. Technological advancements allow us to experience life in a more convenient way, but it could also lead us astray. Amazons’ making of grocery stores seems to be very cool because you could just go in and get whatever groceries that you need or want and then leave. The grocery stores that amazon is producing are susceptible to making many jobs disappear. These stores can also affect people ability to be sociable. Social interaction amongst people is important because it keeps people personable. If people become submerged in technology people will morph into anti-social individuals.
    If amazon’s grocery store becomes successful, this may down the line make other stores pick up this idea as well. Being in an environment that is surrounded by technology is not good for the human experience because without that face to face human contact people will lose sight of what it is like to be conversational and acknowledge others. These stores could also be bad for the job market because many people would lose their job positions like cashiers, butchers, florists etc.
    Amazon is good for many things like ordering books online and finding anything a person could possibly ask for, but it is almost like they are putting their hands on everything that they can for their own benefit. Amazon is also hurting businesses because toys “r” us cannot compete with amazon and neither can Walmart. If people allow technology to take over their lives people would become like robots. I agree with Eric Novembre on how amazon is hurting business and could potentially hurt the job market. Technology’s over powering presence over our generation is negative because life cannot be experienced the way it should be with it around in copious amounts. If things were to stay as they are it would be way more beneficial for future generations because they would not have to be lead into a robotic age. Amazon is a good company, but it is becoming very invasive.

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