However, now that this shiny new electronic world is within reach of a wider audience, leisure, hospitality, and retail industries are all trailing ways to make VR shopping, well, a reality, with everything from virtual shop shelves to 3D product views.
The trouble for me is that, with identity, there's no margin for error. A password can be easily changed, but a face, fingerprint or voice isn't so easy. This technology needs to be completely secure and tested before it is rolled out as a primary or sole method of identification for banking.
Mobile commerce is on the up and up, and your eCommerce business will need to ensure you're up to the play when it comes to mobile payments if you want to keep pace in 2014 and beyond. Here are Worldpay's top tips for optimising your online mobile payments.