Bought in the Metaverse, made in China.
CRD operates under the "DOTMAN" brand with six virtual spaces: DOTLIFE - provides 3D models and databases for individuals and companies in the world DOTBANK - banking and transaction services, DOTMEDIA - communications services, DOTSPACE - content pooling, trading platforms, and libraries for 3D models, animations, films, games, and other digital content, DOTGAME - online games, DOTBASE - Internet-related services from customer service to bandwidth. The entire project is expected to go live in June 2008. Between now and the end of 2010, the CRD, intends to bring 150 million middle-class Chinese people and companies into their virtual world platform.
What is so amazing about this? IF China pulls this off, consumers around the world will be directly connected with Chinese manufacturers. We are talking a MAJOR change to the current retail structure. This means that you can use your avatar (with your real dimensions) to try on clothes, see how you look in them, then click and buy those clothes at a fraction of the price. No middleman, no insane markup to pay sports celebs for marketing or Art Deco stores. Think about it. Will we go into a retail store to wait in line, get little help from some teenage employee, and pay $30+ for a shirt, when we can buy the same shirt for $5 from the comfort of our own home?