Future of Shopping

by Kayla Kluver


Hello. How can I help you? (photo: Virtual Broadcast Network)

Hello. How can I help you? (photo: Virtual Broadcast Network)

The BBC posted an interesting article today; Tomorrow's cities - future of shopping. It briefly highlights some of the ways our high street could be changing, how the way we shop could be changing. Some of the ideas aren't all that shocking; contact-less payments via smartphones and click-and-collect (though to lockers in the tube station or at your office). But what about digital fitting rooms or robotic assistants? Sounds pretty sci fi.  According to the article, firms such as Magic Mirror are already developing virtual mirrors which allow people to try on clothes via a projected image of themselves on screen - body sensors map your figure as you scroll through virtual clothes on a touchscreen. Amazing - I want it now. Less keen on the idea of facial recognition software being used in stores to track my mood, age and gender. Creepy. Click on the link above to view the article and let me know what you think. KKxx