SPEK: The Future of Informal, AR- Enabled Retail


The street will be an eclectic marketplace full of fellow SPEKulators, the users. They will able to buy, sell, or trade items inconspicuously through this underground network. The servers are configured to receive information only through Tor, so that all transactions remain untraceable.After they define their needs, SPEK will scan the network of other users in their surroundings, and through facial recognition software, suggest suitable trade opportunities.


In addition to one-on-one transactions, SPEK gives the SPEKulator the ability to set up a “souq” or hot spot for auction-style bartering in public spaces. Much like “lures” in the 2016 fad of Pokemon Go, the users will be able to see when a souq is created and participate as they see fit