Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Virtual Reality (yeah right!)

We have been using the term virtual reality for a very long time, ever since the digital world existed, however with all our advances in the virtual world, very little was used to change / update our understanding of this term.
Here is the WikiPedia definition:
Virtual reality (VR) is a technology which allows a user to interact with a computer-simulated environment, be it a real or imagined one. Most current virtual reality environments are primarily visual experiences, displayed either on a computer screen or through special stereoscopic displays, but some simulations include additional sensory information, such as sound through speakers or headphones.

Is the best way we can link the digital world to reality through images, and movement? What about the virtual world interacting with the real one in terms of experiences?

Why can’t we buy real life stuff on second life, interact with brands on FaceBook (no I don’t mean web banners), or follow the progress of something real on twitter (other than our friends).

I am writing this article because I think there is a lot of potential on doing real things as netizens.

There has been several attempts to make people share their every minute thoughts and needs with everyone online or via SMS namely Blogger, FaceBook, Twitter, hi5, and ASW. All of these applications offer you a place to mention and constantly update your status, mood or needs. The issue with these programs is that they only link you to your friends (or friends or friends), but not those directly around you, and in many cases not to the people or items that you are looking for.

There is no conclusion behind this article.
Actually there is one that I would like to use as a premise to set up a company in the future.

1 comment:

seo in mumbai said...

Life really is not hard without technology if you learn to live without it.