Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Next New Thing

I believe the Next New Thing in New Media will have something related to virtual worlds. Something that currently exists only in science fiction. Where a person can use some sort of device to plug themselves into the virtual world. The device stimulates their nervous system directly and it feels like the real world. In the virtual worlds you can do anything you want. This will be especially useful to disabled people, this will allow them to experience things they normally cannot do.

Now it may sound something like Second Life at initial glance, but the virtual version will be so much better. It will allow the users to be fully immersed into the virtual world and users will be unable to determine between the virtual world and the real world. I imagine people will spend immense amount of time if such technology does become created. Life would never be the same once this comes out.

10 comments:

  1. This really can be a "second" life.

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  2. Well if it ever comes out, it will blow Second Life away.

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  3. This would be great if it ever created. Like we learned in class, there are many people with disabilities that depend on virtual worlds to have a social life and with this creation they will be able to do things that they could never imagine doing in their life time.

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  4. So are we going to call it third Life since second life is already taken.

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  5. I agree. Virtual world will be the way of the future. But when something like what you discussed comes out, it'll be kind of scary no?

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  6. integrating real life with virtual life. awesome.

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  7. This idea reminds me of the Matrix. Hopefully there won't be any violent virtual worlds to "plug in to" because this may make some people insane.

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  8. interesting idea. third life? lol

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  9. sounds alot like my idea of what the next new thing would be

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  10. that be a very interesting future, though hopefully we don't come out anything close to Bruce Willis' film "Surrogates" cause that would be one sad day for humanity...

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