WE WILL HAVE A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE AT OUR GEEK/GAMING AND HEALTH DAY THIS WEEKEND, MAY 7TH AT THE COURTYARD MARRIOTT IN GREENSBURG!!!!!!!
Now that I've got that out of the way, I want to go on with my thoughts. I think that these virtual reality and augmented reality devices (like what you can find on the 3DS or in the previewed Microsoft Hololens, are really great, and an amazing feature that we can get to enjoy. I'm hopeful that this doesn't become like 3D movies or even previous attempts at virtual reality. I recall in the distant past, as a child of the '80s, things like the Nintendo Virtual Boy and the Sega Activator that promised to bring us into our virtual worlds. 3D movies were the way of the future even just a few years ago. Then I felt the pressure of the 3D television, in order to bring this shift in technology into my own home. Being more in control of my own finances now then I was at say 8 years old, I really thought about jumping into 3D, however, I quickly realized that this was a gimmick that I didn't NEED, even though I WANTED it. I did fall in love with my Kinect when attached to my Xbox One, and though it's not NECESSARY, I do love the voice command features, and talking to my Xbox in general. So I can't imagine not having this. Indeed, talking to our devices is becoming more common, like Siri or Cortana on our phones, and now Amazon throwing their hat in this arena. We're getting ever more connected and immersed in our technology.
So my musings on this blog are now turning to virtual reality. I wonder if this is going to be yet another gimmick that eventually fades out, or if it will find its way into the mainstream and grow and flourish. Really, only time will tell as this tech starts to find its way into the marketplace. I also wonder what will happen with regard to our relationship to technology and virtual worlds. I'll leave this document with just wonderings for now, but I'd love to see what everyone reading this thinks. Where are we going with this? Are you excited, or afraid (i.e. Skynet)? What are some utilities that might exist with this technology?
Definitely stop out at our Geek/Gaming and Health Event on Saturday, and try out the virtual reality experience! We'll be glad to see you there.
All the best,