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What shops will remain in 10-15 years time?
womens clothes shops
and through strictly word-of-mouth. Successful advertisement through no advertisement.
Poundlands, corner shops, takeaway places.
There is scope for the old-style High Street, full of life and interactions though. In middle class/upper class areas you get boutiquey specialist shops, and in areas with more overseas immigrants you find that the shops are more successful as the weekly drive to the supermarket for food isn't as prevalent.
This has already happened in Newport
He missed "bookies" off the list though.
I left off bookies because, although there are lots of them, and in increasing numbers in certain areas, I think that within 10 years most of their business will have gone on line, and most of their exisiting walk-in clients will have have, to put it bluntly, died.
Everywhere except super prime London.
with pictures of shops on giant window-sized retina screens. To buy something you swipe at the item until it gets shat out of a giant usb port.
that's 1400 more scroungers
Perhaps that will be 1400 amateur photographers realising THE WORLD DOESN'T NEED ANY MORE AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS.
I shit you not.
things that are too cheap (poundland), fresh (coffee, prepared food), needed right away (tesco extra, maybe an argos here and there). it's hard to get romantic about the high street, i mean it's just a place where people try and make money out of other people isn't it? i feel sorry for the masses of unemployed people and what could be the deterioration of face-to-face social interaction, but that's probably just me being old fashioned.
i can see the rise of people staying at home to shop (and also work) leading to more and more things being delivered and generally just less people on the street. this will make city centres havens for crime, leading to more people staying at home and the situation spiraling. this will lead to new physical and mental health issues for the public.
eventually there'll be little to go out for. pubs etc will be gone as people prefer interacting via technology. kids will go to school online in the interest of safety and government funding and people will rarely meet in person. the high street will be a distant memory.
i hope i'm completely wrong.
does this nurovirus thing start with a headache?
fucking Sean ate my reply.
Can't be arsed typing it all out again even if my above post makes me sound like a bit of a douche.
With electrodes attached to our nipples to power the national grid and delivery pizza ovens.
the high street but not a commensurate amount of desire to actually go and shop there.
We pretty much need to bulldoze @ two thirds of the retail space that we have in town centres and replace it with offices and homes.
we need to turn it into indoor parks