Back in the day, the VR (virtual reality) experience was the up and coming thing. Through a pair of glasses, the wearer could become part of the game being played. This later evolved into real-life experiences where the viewer could experience everyday life or death as another person.
Naturally, this became addictive and became a problem for society.
I’m not sure where the VR experience derailed, but there are efforts to bring it back. Gaming being the first to try with suits and pads to feel what their avatar is feeling. I’m sure the porn industry will jump on board once the technology is perfected (anyone remember Demolition Man? Awkward.).
For most of us, I see the beginning of the immersive experience (rebranded VR for modern tastes) to start with those soaring adventures and exotic travels. Who wouldn’t want to fly like a bird or swing through a jungle like Tarzan? Immersing someone in water could make the whole spacewalk experience more real. The old could be young again, and the young old.
Mainstream movies would definitely follow, maybe to the point that you could select which character you would prefer to be. Let’s face it, we all have a favorite movie we’d love to be a part of.
Until next time.