Published by Peter Diamandis on May 21 2014.
Five technologies are converging to transform the retail shopping experience forever.
This is big. This isn’t Amazon, it’s Amazon x100. Very social, very local and very efficient.
This will impact multiple industries.
Though it applies to other retail, the example I’ll share in this email is clothes shopping — specifically, a new approach that will give you back massive amounts of time in your life and make the experience fun, fast and super-personalized.
Gone are the wasted hours in dressing rooms or combing through racks and finding nothing in your preferred size or style.
The five converging technologies are:
1. 3D imaging
2. Body-motion sensors
3. Virtual reality headsets
4. Virtual worlds
5. Big data & AI
Let me give you a glimpse of the future.
Of course this doesn’t just hit clothing. It hits every element related to retail, like buildings, labor and transportation.
First, let’s look at the experience, and then we’ll examine the tech behind it.
THE FUTURE RETAIL EXPERIENCE
Here’s one future of clothes shopping…
You won’t drive to a store. Ever.
Eventually, clothing stores will go away, dematerialized and significantly demonetized — just like Amazon has done to most bookstores.
Your body is scanned and the data file is private. It’s your exact body on that exact day. (more…)
Japanese dance troupe Enra combines light, music, and technology in this performance art video entitled “Pleiades”. Directed by Japanese artist Nobuyuki Hanabusa, This video is the newest in a series that uses the same visual technique.
The Illustris project is a large cosmological simulation of galaxy formation, completed in late 2013, using a state of the art numerical code and a comprehensive physical model. Building on several years of effort by members of the collaboration, the Illustris simulation represents an unprecedented combination of high resolution, total volume, and physical fidelity.
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Vancouver’s waterfront looks a little different this week, thanks to a massive, interactive artwork created by artist Janet Echelman and Google’s Aaron Koblin. Using their mobile phones, visitors can create colors and ripples of light across the surface of a 300-foot textile sculpture suspended above the walkways—all powered by Chrome. Learn more about this piece, which was created for the 30th annual TED conference: http://goo.gl/S7ULeq
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My son has an effective method for tuning in to consciousness that I’d like to share:
One of my favorite things to do is tune in to my Guidance. I breathe ~ feel ~ relax, then ask a question or focus on a certain topic — something I’m wanting clarity or direction on. Then I listen and write what comes:
Open your eyes. What a magical journey, this life. Your life. So many blessings, it’s incomprehensible. How your body works. How the planets work. How your planet works. How life works. How yoga works. Yes yes yes, to align with the power that is behind and within all of THAT… what could be better? You open your eyes and see this beautiful life, an expression of what you have been asking for. Was the desire something you chose? Was it? Was it deep within you, part of you, like the color of your eyes, or was it something that CHOSE YOU? What if all of your life is CHOOSING YOU? All of your life: your kids, your health, that you are still alive, the beautiful humans you know, this laptop, your boardshorts, this amazing house and tree view and pool, the sunshine… did you create ANY OF IT? Oh my god. Oh my god. Somehow you must have created ALL of it. The whole Universe. Somehow you are a consciousness in a physical body, playing in this physical world, FEELING, moving, rearranging, listening, expressing, resting, exploring. Here again, here again. This flow like a tsunami totally unstoppable!!!! HERE is your power. Be on alert for what IS HAPPENING. Be on alert for what may happen next. Listening, full attention, full interest, full wonder! The people, angels, in front of you. Are they real? How did they come into your life? From not “knowing” they existed, to THIS, NOW, HERE. Touchable. We can tell you: there are no limits. THERE ARE NO LIMITS. There is no limit to how good you can feel. There is no limit to how much you can GIVE. There is no limit to how much you can receive. There are no limits. Be fearless. Be fearless. Be fearless. Be loving. Be. Let life write through you! Let life give through you! Let life listen through you!! Let life touch through you! Hold on to nothing… not these angels, not your kids, not yourself. Let life create itself. Be here. Breathe. Yes, love that fear. Love the fears, love the joys. You win.