What Shopping Will Look Like in the Future

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of America's favorite pastimes is changing rapidly.

When it comes to shopping, more Americans are skipping the stores and pulling out their smartphones and tablets. Still, there's more on the horizon for shopping.

No one thinks physical stores are going away entirely. But because of the frenetic pace of technology and online shopping, the stores that remain will likely offer amenities that will change the way Americans shop today.

Among the things industry watchers envision are holograms in dressing rooms that will allow shoppers to try on clothes without getting undressed. Their homes will be equipped with smart technology that will order light bulbs before they go dark. And they'll be able to print out a full version of coffee cups and other products using 3-D technology in stores.

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