You may feel as though store-fronts and shopping malls will
always be crammed full of people eager to spend their money,
but certain technologies, namely, virtual reality, augmented reality,
drones, and artificial intelligences are getting ready to change the
shopping experience for good according to analysts.

“It’s ironic that the fashion industry is renowned for its innovation,
yet the way we shop is so old-fashioned. From having to use a
changing room, to being offered limited space in a shop, the
whole experience is generic. The future of shopping offers
personalized experiences for people, dependent on their taste
and mood, and at Holition we see it as the humanizing of technology,"
Russell Freeman chief technology officer at digital marketing agency
Holition explained. “Augmented reality, virtual reality, drone delivery and artificial intelligence will completely change the way we shop. It’s an exciting time - on the cusp of a revolution.”

Freeman and others predict that within the next 23 years shopping malls and storefronts will cease to exist, giving way to at-home virtual shopping. Virtual reality will allow shoppers to not only
view realistic 3D renderings of items they'd like to purchase, but shoppers will also get to travel to the areas these products are made, enter factories, farms and other areas all via a VR headset.
The shopping experience will actually get more fulfilling and informative as we transform the way we shop.

Imagine walking into a virtual store where you are looking for a new LED TV. You can view the factories these TVs are made in, the people who helped make that TV and even virtually talk to a customer support agent. An artificial intelligence will analyze your viewing needs and suggest the best buy for you. When you click to order it an drone or robotic delivery agent will then arrive at your door within a couple of hours. That's the future.
Experts Say Virtual Reality will Replace In-Store Shopping by 2040