Shopping in a holodeck?

One of me in SL

This is "me"

In the previous post I mentioned Microsofts Holodesk. In the video on the International Society for Presence Research site they go a little further and enlarge this to something nearer a real life Holodecks.

Putting together the Microsoft idea and this idea Debenhams are using we might be getting a little closer to living the Star Trek way. I really want to try this new idea out – which girl doesn’t like dressing dollies, even if the dolly is herself ?

Add all of that to what Apple are doing and we are really starting to see a revolution in shopping. The thing that every ordinary human being has to do at sometime in their life. How many of you out there currently shop online? I bet you that in 18 months time some of you will be using Apples new technology. Are we going to need bank cards?

For years I’ve been talking about the computer that sits in the corner of your sitting room – generally called a TV. Before he died Steve Jobs had plans for this too and it looks like his company are already taking the idea forward – is everything going Apple?

On a slightly more serious note before I finish. Do you have an avatar? Look what Kristine Shomaker (aka Gracie Kendal) is doing in aid of cancer research. I like this idea and the work Kristine is doing on identity is interesting too.


About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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