“VR made me nauseated.”
“I couldn’t see my hands.”
“There were no controllers.”
“I couldn’t walk around.”
“I got tangled in wires.”
“The technology just isn’t there.”
Holy crap. Enough.
VR, AR and MR are new. I don’t care that one form or another has been in existence for 56 years. I’m using Morton Heilig’s Telesphere Mask (patented 1960) for that figure.
I understand writers trying to create compelling content by pointing out the flaws of something that’s all the rage. It’s easy. People enjoy cutting the giant down.
The first car, the Benz Patent Motor Car, had .75 horsepower and the average adult could outrun it. A base level Honda Civic LX has 158 horsepower and can hit 130 mph. It has a more powerful computer in it than the world’s best desktop computer from fifteen years ago.
The Wright Brothers first flight lasted 12 seconds at a speed of 6.8 mph. Virgin Galatic is aiming to provide suborbital space flights to tourists. Tourists! Elon Musk has visions of Mars.
Bathrooms used to be outside of the house.
Things change, technology evolves. Let’s take a moment and realize how fortunate we are to be on the cusp of something that will be revolutionary. Something that will change the way we learn, interact, and have fun.
Let’s enjoy it for what it is. Have faith in the amazing group of people trying their best to make something incredible. Between them and Moore’s Law, VR will be just fine.
One day we can look back and laugh at the uncomfortable and nauseating headsets we had to wear.
Then we can complain that the robots don’t do a good job cleaning the bathroom.