The Future of VR

A few weeks ago, we watched a video about the Google Cardboard. Basically, what the video covered was what Google Cardboard can achieve and how the technology is being used in environments like schools. Something I found neat was the fact that Google Cardboard is being used in schools as a way of taking  virtual field trips, giving students the opportunity to go to places they may never normally be able to go, and I couldn’t help but think that virtual reality is most likely going to change the game as far as technology goes.

VR isn’t even necessarily something that’s new. In class, we’ve been discussing how the technology has been worked on for years now, it’s just that it never really hit it off due to the expense. As time has gone on, VR seems more accessible than it once was, and I think that will play a key role in its potential popularity in the future. I hope to see more instances of VR like Google Cardboard integrating themselves in environments where the unachievable can be made to be achievable.


Wargames and the 2 Dichotomies of New Technology

It’s been a couple of weeks since our Wargames viewing in EMC2500, and I still have questions. Here’s a few of them.

– What is Matthew Broderick even up to these days? Is he still married to Carrie Bradshaw? 

– Are people really that passionate about tic tac toe being a useless/meaningless game? 

– When does technology stop being interactive and instead start taking on a mind of its own? 

And lastly:

Was Wargames meant to make commentary on the stigma surrounding new technology and how people often view it as dangerous, or was it meant to contribute to that same stigma? I can’t help but think of the two dichotomies of new technologies: anxiety and optimism. Perhaps it achieves both. After all, you could say that Wargames highlighted the wonders of technology by seeing just how far it’s come and what some of our military technology is capable of. On the other hand, you could say that Wargames was commenting on the fact that as fascinating as some of our new technology is, it can be dangerous when put in the wrong hands.