VR History 101 – Cube3 Virtual Shopping Worlds c.2003


As shown in an earlier post, VR has been used in Store Design and Merchandising Design since the late 80s. By the mid 90s we had demoed online VR Shopping Worlds, and this example web based X3D prototype done in aprox. 2002-2003 showed not only a  VR shopping plaza, but the idea of personalized “VR pod” spaces where viewsers “could” live and host movies, music and get together’s with their friends. Music stores became club like mediaverse spaces that would run 24/7 and avatar fashion would be just as important as real-life fashion and wears. Virtual 3D shopping isn’t what most think, What we learned then is still the reality now.

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