This may P off my techie mates but the thought of this below fills me with horror, to the point I’d deliberately choose not to go there to shop:
In the brave new world of retail this won’t necessitate a trek out to the nearest late night supermarket. Instead the shop can come to you.
With the touch of an app button, you hail a low-slung electric vehicle, like a glass-sided motorhome, which quietly glides into a parking space near you.
You enter the shop by swiping your mobile phone at the door, pick up your wares and swipe out again. There’s no cashier or sales assistant, and no-one to clean up if you drop a carton of milk on your toe.