It turns out that the world may not want to VR shop in the metaverse as the response to the video has been lukewarm but the catch is that this video is actually five years old, and was actually presented at 2017 SXSW Festival. When shown at the time, the term metaverse was not even a thing, and so no one really paid too much attention to it. Now, however, with “metaverse” ranking in as one of the most used words of 2021 — sitting close to “NFT” — users are not looking forward to this actually becoming a reality.
Created alongside Mutual Mobile, this metaverse Walmart is interesting to look at some five years into the future, especially with so much buzz surrounding the term. There’s no news on if Walmart has stuck with this concept and how its virtual stores would look today, but there’s no denying how brutally honesty some of these Tweets are.
— Homo Digitalis (@DigitalisHomo) January 3, 2022
Image prediction: banana
Confidence: 99.81% pic.twitter.com/llYEcLyC3m
— neural net guesses memes (@ResNeXtGuesser) January 5, 2022
This looks incredibly skeuomorphic and inefficient, how is this a better experience than using a decent webapp?
— Jorrit Tempelman (@jorrittempelman) January 5, 2022
Texas Walmart be like pic.twitter.com/bQUEgWcgbn
— TarZangief (@TarZangief) January 5, 2022
Looks like they’ve got rid of all the good things about going to the shops and kept all the bad things. It also looks painfully slow.
However, they’ll probably win, and at some point I’ll have to be taught how to do this by my kids. While they’re wearing clothes made out of NFTs
— Gareth A Hopkins (@grthink) January 5, 2022
This is the same mistake over and over again when new technologies come along we try and shoehorn the status quo into it. A good ecommerce UI is way faster and more user freindly than this nonsense.
— Dean Leigh (@deanleigh) January 5, 2022
You can’t tell shareholders that you’ve already made eCommerce as good as it’s going to get – you have to pretend that there’s new possibilities for growth out there on the metaverse crypto blockchain. Think of how twitter introduces new features nobody wants every year.
— waterboard apes (@garethlwatkins) January 5, 2022