Robert Fallon writes: “Smart glasses, including AR and virtual reality, no doubt will change the way people shop. The findings in a survey with more than 1,400 consumers by Walker Sands 2015 Future of Retail Study’s shows:

  • 35% would do more online shopping if they were able to try on a products virtually using a device like Oculus Rift (bought by Facebook for $2 Billion in 2014).
  • 49% of survey participants are interested in trying Oculus Rift once it comes out this summer.
  • 32% would be interested in purchasing such a product.
  • 66% would be interested in virtual shopping.
  • 63% expect such capabilities to change the way they shop.
  • 22% indicated they would be less likely to visit a physical store with the introduction of such technology”
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