The strange, lonely experience of shopping in Alibaba's VR world

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Summary… * Machine-Made


If Alibaba has its way, Singles Day will be when #VR shopping takes off.
To shop in Alibaba’s virtual reality universe, you stare at the thing you want.
Read moreTo shop in Alibaba’s virtual reality universe, you stare at the thing you want.
Right now, the biggest hurdle in the way of popularization of #VR shopping is the availability of headsets, Gownder said.
Previous #VR shopping efforts that functioned through cardboard, like eBay’s, required users to leave the experience to pay in a separate app or on the company’s website.

Opinion… * Man-Made


There’s no reason the virtual (shopping) experience needs to imitate the physical reality. It really is its own thing, offering something reality cannot. #VR #Trend

Source: Vice News