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Published by Peter Diamandis on May 21 2014.

transforming retail…

augmented-realityNO MORE MALLS: 5 DISRUPTIVE TECHS TRANSFORMING RETAIL

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Posted on SingularityHub on 06/12/14 8:00 AM

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…)

scio: your sixth sense

Scan materials or physical objects. Get instant relevant information to your smartphone. Food, medicine, plants, and more.

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interactive art in space…

By Google via Google+

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

the drinkable book…

the time of rapidly accelerated change…

Published on Nov 5, 2013, by the Singularity University channel:
Humanity Has Entered An Era Of Rapidly Accelerated Change. Singularity University offers programs and conferences that teach businesses and individuals how to deal with this rapid change. Don’t be left behind. Turn rapid technological change into an opportunity, use it to solve the world’s biggest problems

Learn more about our programs at http://singularityu.org or send an email to getinfo@singularityu.org

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