You are seated at a bagel-shaped table in a circular room listening to a multimedia presentation about your corporate goals. Your host stands up to press a button near the door.

With a click., the curved walls begin to unfold around you, revealing a larger room that could pass for a high-tech department store. Giant-screen televisions broadcast colorful images from the Internet; interactive loan kiosks stand near a display of smart cards; mock-ups of a living room and an executive office surround a model of a call center.

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