electronic beacons that beam Bluetooth signals to your phone. It’s all part of an emerging “nearables” trend, in which sensor-equipped everyday objects detect your precise location, identify your personal infor­mation, and collect data about what’s happening. Once you opt in, beacons deliver an enriched shopping experience, including coupons and news of special deals.

How Nearables Will Change Your Business | Inc.com

Amy Webb brings us “nearables” which are coming to a store near us sooner than we might have imagined. It sounds like the beginning of “Minority Report” but with smell-o-vision instead of police sanctions. As you shop for groceries, nearables will beam coupons and suggestions based on your shopping profile to your mobile device. 

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