Chat captures of a man and a woman having virtual sex online
Soon, our kids are going to have access to machines that can completely and convincingly take over all their perceptions, providing experiences that we can’t even imagine.
Suffice to say, the generation gap is going to be enormous.
Every day we hear how new technology is going to disrupt this or that industry.
Well, VR is going to disrupt What will that look like?
This is a pretty big deal already, but let’s take it a step farther.
The image of someone sealed off in their own fantasy world behind opaque goggles hits some scary psychological buttons. It’s just tech.” This seems to be the consensus in many parts of the gaming industry, with the CEO of Take-Two Interactive expressing a similar point of view.
All of this could happen without the two of you being anywhere near each other.
You could go on a date with someone in France or China.
One of the demos Oculus showed at E3 this year was Toybox.
The demo put two users into the same virtual space together, allowing them to play with toys together, using Oculus’ gesture-tracking motion controller. Even without facial expressions or detailed avatars, VR is already able to engage the social parts of our brains in a way that no other technology can. You’d exchange sly glances, and wouldn’t know what to do with your hands.