Wednesday, January 16, 13We can also see this in the Apple Store. If you squint a little, you can see the Apple Store clerk as a cyborg. Where most stores (at least inAmerica) have used technology to eliminate salespeople, Apple has used it to augment them. Each store is ﬂooded with smartphone-wieldingsalespeople who are able to help customers with everything from technical questions to purchase and checkout. Walgreens is experimentingwith a similar approach in the pharmacy, and US CTO Todd Park foresees a future in which health workers will be part of a feedback loopincluding sensors to track patient data coupled with systems that alert them when a patient needs to be checked up on. The augmented homehealth worker will allow relatively unskilled workers to be empowered with the much deeper knowledge held in the cloud.