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  • Michele Lance

    If it were not for Monsanto, GMO's, being politically blocked from reducing our carbon footprint, obscene hospital childbirth practices (inamay.com), an interest based financial system, innocent victims of war (and it's my view that all people are), an unconscionable treatment of animals farmed for our consumption, corporate greed, the spread of competition among us by a system based in and of Superiority being "The Truth," then this might make sense. But we are being further and further disconnected from the Earth, from our own mammalian inheritance, from being our own source for defining our humanity, from thinking and feeling for ourselves. When this is going on http://uncheeseparty.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/morningland-dairy-the-final-solution/ by force, we cannot let ourselves be further disconnected by corporate control over our existence and survival. We are more than a farmed workforce benefitting only financial and remote over our power.

  • lightyears

    Plus points : it saves time, saves fuel consumption because ten families taking their cars each to the shopping centre will always consume more energy than one car doing the deliveries in the same neighbourhood. Less jam on roads and more delivery jobs. An intelligent client will buy only his/her favourite products, and thereby not be bothered by the-same-but-packed-and-advertised-differently-competitor(s) because spending hours online for shopping is much less fun than playing video games, reading e-books, Facebook, online films, etc etc.

    Minus points: We won't know what we buy until it drops on our doorstep, like where it's been made, what's gone into it and so on. And we will of course pay the financial price for the setting up of such virtual shops on platforms and corridors.

  • kstarrrrrrr

    A huge problem facing us already is the disconnect between what we buy and how it's made. This seems like another huge way to separate consumers from the products they are purchasing.

  • Sharon Lipinski

    I like it from the standpoint that consuming should create as little waste as possible, but we still need to learn how to consume only what we need.

    • Adele Peters

      I agree. And from the standpoint that this might encourage more consumption—if people are suddenly shopping on subway platforms or in empty squares—it's not a good thing. If they're only using it to buy necessities like groceries, though, it's an interesting idea...

  • Lindsey Smith

    I'm torn. A part of me says, yes this is an awesome idea. Imagine how much waste would be saved plus the time shopping that could be used doing something more productive. However, this would definitely affect all businesses, including small ones that could not afford the manpower and technology to go virtual. If this is what our world is shifting towards, I don't now how local stores will thrive.