A customer pays her purchase as she walks through a door that can automatically deduct the payment at the Alibaba's Taocafe, a store without cashier and line, during the Taobao Maker Festival in Hangzhou city, east China's Zhejiang province, 8 July 2017.
With no cashier and no line in the store, customers at Alibaba's Taocafe were able to shop freely after they get an electronic entrance ticket by scanning the QR code at the front door. Payment can also be made through the ticket. The rapid development of the "unmanned" economy has led some to become concerned about the future prospects of employment. "In the future, 10 percent of the population will be bosses, another 10 percent will be employees, while the rest of the 80 percent enjoy sunshine by the seaside every day, depending entirely on social security," one netizen jokingly comment.