I recently saw that a moving company in Nashville was using live video chats to give customers moving quotes. It got me thinking that in the future we may model our homes and other areas online, giving access to views of our personal spaces to companies like that one to be able to provide the most accurate quotes.
If you read about virtual reality in pop culture, there tends to be a dystopian aspect to most people’s vision of the future of VR. Mindless bots will sit in their chairs with a headset on and an IV in their arm while they’re living out their fantasies within their minds.
I guess if I had a state-of-the-art VR company I would promote the same message.
“IN THE FUTURE, EVERYONE WILL USE OUR PRODUCTS DAY IN AND DAY OUT. YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE THE SIMULATION THAT WE PUT YOU IN, MUAHAHAHAHAH!”
In actual reality, it probably will never get this far. Virtual reality, as we have it now, is a commodity, and will likely continue to be one for sometime. Headsets are novelties, that people pick up and use for a while before setting on the shelf for the next big thing. It’s missing the “killer app” that the internet had, but we may see one before too long.