The Glendale Galleria shopping mall is located in Glendale, California, but if you happened to wake up from a coma inside of it, you’d be forgiven for not knowing if you were standing in Los Angeles County, or my hometown, or yours, as it shares that soothing sameness that makes all American malls feel like embassies for people from suburbia. In fact, it likely looks exactly like the one you are currently picturing in your head: a white, two-floor atrium softly daylit by massive skylights. There’s the Aéropostale. There’s the Spencer’s Gifts.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/wjky89/the-real-future-of-vr-probably-isnt-at-your-computer-its-at-the-mall