SecondLife: IBM, CircuitCity and Sears

So as IBM decides to get serious about SecondLife, they start building a Sears and CircuitCity. I paid a visit to CircuitCity and was very delighted at what i saw.

To the left is Sears, to the right is CircuitCity

It looks very cozy from the inside. Clicking on any product on display opens up the browser to display more information on it.

You can watch live streaming video on the television sets that are on display. You can also sit on the couch and watch a nice 40″ flat panel on the wall. You can move the distance of the couch from the wall, to reflect the setting at your own home and the TV screen changes in size to recommend to you what you need for your home.

It’s experimental. You can not yet just pick the object and buy it from within SecondLife. They are still collecting feedback.

I see it catching on soon. We won’t make an overnight shift to the Matrix, but we seem to be getting somewhere there. A more hybrid one for now.

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