Are we ready for the end of online retail?

Are we ready for the end of online retail?

Change is coming to retail We can expect the next decade to be an important one for retail. Boundaries that have begun to blur will disappear altogether, offline and online will become one. With a term borrowed from philosopher Luciano Floridi, I call this onlife. The...
Trump’s election, a blessing in disguise for retailers?

Trump’s election, a blessing in disguise for retailers?

These are the days after. Again, the ordinary man in the (shopping) street has made himself heard. For many people, Trump is a hero. For others, he is at the heart of a Trumpocalypse. Still, for retailers in the shopping street and on the Internet, Trump might very...
The Onlification of Society

The Onlification of Society

In The Onlife Manifesto (2015), Luciado Floridi stated that the distinction between online and life is fading, and in time will even disappear.[1] The digital, online world flows into the analogue, offline world, culminating in an ‘onlife’ experience. The start of...