The Atlantic has a piece about how “replacing checkout lanes with sensors and cash registers with swiveling iPads (frictionless shopping is the term of art here) makes for a novel shopping experience,” but it suggests that it remains to be seen what the impact will be on the culture, especially those with fewer resources and could end up being denied access to certain options.

The title of the piece: “Who Wins When Cash Is No Longer King?” and you can read the story here.