Thursday, April 25, 2013

Virtual Reality

Of all the science fiction terms that get bandied about and used, this has to be the one I'm dying to experience (and I want it to be like the holo-deck on the Enterprise). I've spoken of my love for Skyrim and how open ended the game is, meaning you can follow the main quest or any one of a hundred (probably more like a thousand!) others. You can stick to the roads, or go off into the wilderness in search of adventure. You can buy a horse, or travel light. You can build your own house (if you have the mod, of course...), get married, adopt kids (I know, craziness), start a fight in a tavern for no reason at all, become the Archmage of Winterhold ...etc. It's just never ending. But as much fun as the game is, imagine if you could actually be in the game as the avatar you created. Okay, not actually, but virtually, which would mean you would be able to smell the pine trees as you're making your way through the forest, feel the horse beneath you as you ride, the wind on your face, the sun warming your back. Not to mention the workout you'd get when you kill that dragon coming at you...




okay, so we're not quite there yet, but were getting close, and if you don't believe me, check this site out.

12 comments:

  1. I've always wanted a holo-deck. And yes, Skyrim is that immersive, but to take it one step further would be awesome.

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  2. That is a cool concept. I can think of some experiences I'd love to do virtually.

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  3. seeing is deceiving, dreaming is believing!

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  4. Definitely an intriguing concept!

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  5. I have never really been able to wrap my head around virtual reality. But it sounds amazing, and I totally want to face a dragon and start a tavern fight.

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  6. I'd love if virtual reality became an everyday thing in my lifetime.

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  7. That kind of virtual reality would be awesome!

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  8. I think it will be a possibility sooner rather than later. Sounds like so much fun.

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  9. I think virtual reality would be fantastic! But I worry that it would also be addictive for people who lack something in their lives. I guess anything can be, though.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  10. That they're working on it is so amazing.

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  11. My daughter loves this game and has told me how open-ended it is and what fun she's had doing the crazier stuff.
    It would be so cool to be able to virtually step into a game like this!

    I'm trying to do a bit of catch up- reading through all the posts I missed when I did a A-Z flake out :P
    I really enjoyed reading your posts!

    Oh, and what gorgeous flowers above!!

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