Listening to the media, just about anyone considered to be in the “know” or technology field believe we are on the verge of what is being called virtual reality or augmented reality. Examples litter the media like Kick starter funded Occulus Rift, Google’s Glass and the greatly anticipated Microsoft ‘s Hollow Lens.
Although the approaches vary on resulting objective is immersion through visual and audio stimulation. The earlier versions like Occulus the solution consists of a helmet type device with internal visual displays. This display is synchronized to center and move the point of view of the user as he moves. This is likely to be the one most of you have seen or used in the past. The newer versions use a type of reading glasses which can provide a view of the actual world but allows 3d images, text and or pictures to be inserted and shown as if they were occupying actual space in the environment around you.
Now let’s consider what is actually happening. This technology is advancing daily, sending data in the form images directly to the optic nerve is now allowing the previously blind to see light, colors and images.
This technology is starting the journgy of reaching into our minds. When this reach will fully occurs we can put things
Our thoughts of industrial technical medical advancement is becoming obsolete when we think of reality enhancement. No longer are gears, oil and wires part of an evasive enhancement process, now you slip a pair of glasses on you are walking on Mars . Today we can use nanoelectronics to “hack” evolution using DNA. The terms bionic and biomechanical are old school and quickly being eclipsed by what is more a kin to bioengineering.
It seems like we may be trying to play god. Although testing can reduce the number of predictable consequences not all can be predicted and therefore there will be risks. The fear must be met as all others we have collectively faced since we walked out of the oceans. Today we have a magical future ahead for magic is what future science would look like to us. The promise of hacking reality is to buold an earthly heaven and will result in eternal life for the mind. But this is only be possible to those who can fight the greatest fear of all. The fear of being solely responsible for our own actions and mistakes. We stand on the shoulders of fearless giants whose have pushed us from an average life of 30 years and 30 square miles to virtually an average life past 80 and with a world at our reach.
In fact on further analysis you will find that you have always been living in virtual reality. The devices are of made up gods wiring and were handed to us at birth and we also have a responsibility to maturing these.
Among these tools we are armed with the one tool that’s really special. It works like a key to seemly impenetrable doors. It’s our brain.
It’s was the key given to us to experience the tree falling in the woods, sunrises and other worlds. It’s there where the gift of immortality virtually lies in wait for each of us to find.
It virtually a reality we are writing, keep writing….