Prediction

Dec 10, 2016
Originally published on December 11, 2016 9:07 am
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In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists now that they've made cashierless supermarket's, what will Amazon's next big innovation be? But first let me tell you that support for NPR comes from NPR stations and Lumber Liquidators, a proud sponsor of NPR, offering more than 400 styles, including hardwood, bamboo, laminate and vinyl, with flooring specialists in hundreds of stores nationwide. More at lumberliquidators.com or 1-800-HARDWOOD. The Pew Charitable Trusts, working to preserve wilderness, restore biodiversity and increase understand of ocean ecology. More information is available at pewtrusts.org. And Ballard Sphar, a national law firm, providing services in litigation, compliance, and transactions to clients across industries, assessing the impact of national events and legal developments to keep clients informed. Learn more at ballardsphar.com

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PAULA POUNDSTONE: Very soon Amazon will simply take every penny that we make as we make it.

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POUNDSTONE: And stuff will just show up.

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SAGAL: Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: After markets without cashiers, they're teaming with Trump's new head of the EPA to create Christmas without snow.

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SAGAL: And Peter Grosz.

PETER GROSZ: They'll create banks without tellers where you can just go in and take whatever money you want and walk right out.

POUNDSTONE: Love it.

SALIE: With a potato.

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POUNDSTONE: I love it.

GROSZ: With a potato gun.

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BILL KURTIS: And if any of that happens, panel, we'll ask you about it on WAIT WAIT... DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks, Paula Poundstone, Faith Salie and Peter Grosz. Thanks to everybody at WKUC and ideastream. Thanks to our fabulous audience here at the state fair here in Cleveland, Ohio, beautiful downtown Cleveland. Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. And we will see you next week.

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