Obviously, this sort of thing could be a godsend for couple in long-term relationships.
It’s also easy to imagine it being folded into dating apps like OKCupid and Tinder, allowing you to quickly meet your matches in a safe, effortless way.
This is a pretty big deal already, but let’s take it a step farther.
Imagine a long term relationship that takes place using virtual reality.
But it might be possible to use ‘artificial muscle‘ technology to shrink the whole operation into something more manageable, like a jacket and gloves.
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.
In one sense, VR is the holy grail of communication technology — something that can convince your lizard brain that it’s in the same room as another person.
Ultimately, all of the little nuances that gives face-to-face communication special power can be recorded and transmitted.
It’s impossible to know for sure, but we can make some educated guesses.
Today, we’re going to dive in and take a peek at what VR will make possible in three to five years — and why you should probably get your panicking out of the way now.