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The future of retail: Intel's augmented reality digital display

Intel's holographic, augmented reality digital touchscreen display could change the way you shop...forever.

If there's one thing I came back from this year's International Consumer Electronics Show raving about, it was this: Intel's holographic, augmented reality digital touchscreen display.

(And I was raving. Just ask SmartPlanet editor-in-chief Larry Dignan.)

Demonstrated on stage during Intel CEO Paul Otellini's keynote speech, the 7-ft. transparent display had me salivating. With it, you can literally "select" an item you can see through the glass -- say, a stack of Levi's jeans -- and order up the right size and wash.

The interactive display itself is pretty smart, too: it can sense when you're standing in front of it (it lights up) and detect your height and gender.

Inside, it runs on a Windows Embedded Standard platform and the company's Core i7 processor.

Just imagine installing such a thing in public spaces such as on streets or train platforms, bus stations and public squares.

In an exclusive video, SmartPlanet correspondent Sumi Das talks with lead designer -- or "platform system architect for digital signage" in Intel-speak -- Ed Stock, who walks her through the intelligent proof-of-concept system.

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