Predicting the future of online shopping

Alicia McFadden

This three part video essay series explore the future of online shopping by examining industry examples of how AR and VR technology in this space is already being used and then making predictions for its use in the industry in the near future.

The future of online shopping P1.

This first video in the series explores examples of how AR technology is being used in the online shopping space currently.

The future of online shopping P2.

This second video in the series explores examples of how VR technology is being used in the online shopping space currently.

The future of online shopping P3.

This last video in the series makes predictions for the future of the online shopping industry based off of knowledge gain from the examples shown in the first two parts of the series and industry trends.

Once you have watched these videos, I would love to hear…

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BCM325 The future and development prospects of VR


Have you seen the Japanese anime Doraemon? Did the movies of Westworld, A Space Odyssey, and Blade Runner that we watched in the past few weeks find anything in common? These are animations and films about people and robots coexisting in the future. In these films, people have no way to get along and coexist with robots well. But it is mentioned in the green book, future studies seek to make the future better, not just preparing for the worse. Therefore, I think VR may be a future technology and future culture that will play a good part in future life.

Due to covid-19, people all over the world cannot work and study normally, nor can they go to the gym and outdoor exercise normally. This gave me a clear direction for future research, that people can perform simulation exercises at home more realistically to achieve fitness and weight…

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BCM325 Human health issues and the impact of VR fitness


Nowadays, people’s lifestyles have changed under the influence of the digital age. People use mobile phones and computers to do work, study and social every day, which lead to obesity and some diseases.

Some recent studies have demonstrated the benefits of using virtual reality systems in sports and have shown that technology can increase the number of young people engaged in sports. When people who do not pay attention to physical health problems often use mobile phones and computers, they will have negative effects such as cervical spine problems and obesity. Researchers found that if you use a phone for five hours or more a day, the risk of obesity increases by 43% (American College of Cardiology, 2019). A research published in the October 2014 issue of “Ergonomics” found that repeated or prolonged bending of the head during the use of a phone is a risk factor for…

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BCM325 VR fitness is not mature and future predictions


VR has always been an object in science fiction in the past. But in the past five years, headsets have become real objects. Although the future of VR as a means of most entertainment is still somewhat vague, the basic operations and construction have been completed. Today’s blog lets us talk about the future of VR Fitness.

In the last blog, I mentioned that virtual fitness can drive people’s enthusiasm and health. But due to the immature technology, there will be some problems when using VR fitness. Although it has the equipment and the game body, due to the lack of technology, there are some shortcomings that cannot be popularized by most consumers.

During my use of VR fitness, the following problems occurred. Unable to ensure the player’s eyesight. If you use it for a long time every day for fitness, your eyesight may decrease. Therefore, the frequency of use…

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BCM325 The future of VR fitness and medical


Project’s concept

Many future products and current technologies are conceived through science fiction. Science fiction cannot predict the future, but it can change the direction of future development[1]. The virtual reality concept of the head-mounted goggles from a short story by the writer Stanley G. Weinbaum[2]. This year I am very interested in VR fitness technology, so I chose the week10 of the course concept as the research goal. In the early stages of the concept, I only researched fitness technology as a goal. In the process of research, I found that VR fitness technology can be extended to the medical field. Therefore, the final conceptual goal is whether VR technology can become the best choice for fitness technology and treatment of medical patients in the future.


Since this research is about the future development of future culture, I used Quora(a Q&A website), to study people’s future development trends…

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Virtual Reality Becomes Reality!

Alex Fisher

The concept of VR (virtual reality) still amazes me to this day. To be able to put on a headset and feel like you are amused in a video game, movie or even sporting evets is incredible. The term virtual reality was first noted in the early 80’s by computer scientist and visual artist, Jaron Lanier (Moore 2021). “Lanier was referring to an environment that can translate information into a visual simulation, that the human body can move through, without moving” (Moore 2021). In this blog, I will dive into the possibilities that virtual reality has to offer, what has already be done, where it will be at in the near future and how it relates to future cultures concepts.

The future is now, especially in regard to virtual reality. Virtual reality has advanced quite a bit in recent years. Initially, virtual reality was thought to be developed for mainly…

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#BCM325 DA project summary

Allen's blog

We have finished our project and I want to say that it is definitely not easy for me and ShuNing in this semester. At the beginning of the task we are very struggle of the concept for this subject, it tooks sometime for us to understand what should we do for our DA project. I have send email to Angus to make sure that we are on the right track, we also made lots of changes during the DA process. At the end of the stage, we made 2 videos and 2 blogs which is a satisfy result for us.Even though me and ShuNing are living in different city in China, we still try our best to make this project become well and try to communicate as many as we can. I was mainly work on the video making and ShuNing wrote the blog post for our research topic. In…

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