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True virtual reality is still a ways off. When that arrives you will not be able to distinguish wheat is real and what isn't. Sort of like that movie Inception, everything from movement to imagery will be controlled by your mind alone. Very cool idea for sure. Maybe that is how the new internet 2.0 will be after the one we have now gets strictly regulated by governments and corporations.
Former Valve hardware engineer Jeri Ellsworth and programmer Rick Johnson spent over a year working on the project at Valve, and have been putting in six days a week, 16+ hours a day on the project ever since. "We believed in it... that this is going to change the way that people interact with computers and play games," says Ellsworth. "This is what I'm going to build come hell or high water. It was just a no-brainer that when we were not at Valve... we just had to do it." They formed a company, Technical Illusions, to commercialize the tech. This weekend, they flew down to Maker Faire to show their crazy prototype to the world for the very first time.
It's called CastAR, and it's nothing like Google Glass or the Oculus Rift. The idea here is to project a miniature virtual reality, which you can see and interact with in three dimensions, into the real world.
And maybe if you are fantastically wealthy you can just go into VR and never come out again..... As long as the brain lives.
And what will become of the world at large? True VR will be the crack coc aine of the future.
I also think true VR will have to be a mixture of a few things to work properly and like FriedBabelBroccoli mentioned above, I feel augmented reality will play a part in it or it will be an earlier version, sort of a precondition to VR. AR will have to be perfected before VR works the way it really should.