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  1. Virtual reality will certainly not be a fad when it works well. The only question is when, not if. And to some people it will become the strongest addiction yet made.

    1. This is great! Instead of learning to deal with the real world, people will retreat even further into fantasy worlds made possible by technological “innovation”.

    2. I think this might have more to do with the car project… augmented reality projected onto the windshield. The system scans your face to determine the required placement of graphics to make it line up properly with what’s outside.

  2. Like a lot of things Apple does, this thing will not be intrusive, it will be like a natural reflex/human extension.

    Like touch ID, 3D touch, the watch and so on. In a natural path toward modern human interactivities.

    1. Agreed.

      VR may be big, but AR is, in my opinion, more likely the direction Apple will focus on. As just one example, the tech is already available to “scan” a plate of food, identify the contents, calculate the nutritional values, and advise you regarding how this plate fits in your with your nutritional needs. Imagine this capability built into your iPhone 3-5 years down the road to get an idea of how AR may fit into your life.

  3. VR is a tool, for developers. For consumers it’s a fad. Why? Because it’s not all that fun and it makes you disoriented.

    It’s a different splash of the 3D kind.

    I will wait for Apple’s product, because if they do come out with one, they would have figured out what would make it a decent experience. If they don’t come out with one, we will all know it’s was nothing after all.

        1. Grey Goo. The ultimate human creation.

          I’ll toss it onto my reading list. I wish Michael Crichton was still around. I was an early fanatic of his work but lost track of him at the point of ‘The Great Train Robbery’.

          1. Michael Crichton’s plot formula: If something can go wrong, it will go wrong. Especially when science is subverted for corporate gain or social control, but also when well-meaning, self-appointed saviours of humankind operate unchecked. See Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

  4. I used Google cardboard the other day. Blew my mind. I would prefer a meeting like that, over Adobe connect or face time any day. The applications for communication and entertainment are virtually limitless.

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