VIRTUAL WORLDS: MAKING SENSE OF THE TOMORROW'S NEW REALITY

 
TOPIC
Virtual Worlds
PUBLISHED
August, 2016
TIME
38 minutes
 

 

Virtual Reality is interesting and relevant for so many reasons, one of which being its ability to design and create experiences for humans not otherwise possible. Whether virtually placing you in the middle of a refugee camp, inside a painting, or even a zombie apocalypse (which is horrible by the way), the intensity of feeling present in new environments from one second to another is no joke.

There’s valid reason to feel torn about the development of the VR. Isn’t our physical reality complex enough? Do we need more virtual environments for people to get lost in? At the same time, though, VR has been shown to have tremendous potential for education, creativity, empathy and much more. Watch our carefully curated series and judge for yourself!

 

07:04

Google's Big Jump Into Virtual Reality


08:52

The Uncanny Valley Short Film


02:06

VR, AR, MR - Making Sense of Magic Leap and The Future of Reality


19:09

Alex Kipman: A Futuristic Vision of the Age of Holograms

 

The Takeaways

 

1.

If you’ve ever tried on a GOOD virtual reality headset, you know that VR is here to stay. Even in its infancy, the technology is impressive. Facebook has acquired Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard offers low-price VR experiences for educational purposes and Microsoft will soon be introducing its own Augmented Reality Hololense.

When today’s biggest tech companies make something such a big part of their corporate agenda, you have to prepare yourself for a mass-market entrance whether you like it or not.

 

2.

To be honest, the masterpiece of a short film “Uncanny Valley” in this series scares us shitless and excites us all at the same time. It does so exactly because it blurs the lines between perceived fiction and fact.

Between what appears real and what doesn’t. It describes a frightening scenario, but does so really beautifully and displays the potential of artistic expression as a mediator for societal concerns. We’re impressed and we can’t wait for more from 3dar

 

3.

In order to really stay up to date on this subject, you should explore the differences between Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Did you know that Pókemon Go is a type of Augmented Reality for example? Get up to speed