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The Future of Reality

With Facebook's 2 billion dollar acquisition of Virtual Reality (VR) console maker Oculus Rift, making big splashy headlines, it seems the time has come to ask:

What is the future of reality going to be like? 

Are we headed towards a world of totally seamless VR, where it will be impossible to tell the difference between the real world and the virtual world?  If so, what are the consequences, both good and bad that might follow from this development?  And is there still value to "authentic" experience and, if so, what might that be? 

Come join us for what promises to be an exhilarating in-person discussion...while such discussions still exist!!

 

There are two readings posted under the pages tab.  The first is a bit longer than usual (about 6 pages), but it's a fairly quick read and I think nicely highlights some of the potential problems with VR.  The second is just a quick one-pager with a list of pros and cons of VR.

 

Hope to see everyone soon!

-dan

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  • David S.

    Unfortunately I'll have to miss this one. I will miss you guys and look forward to the next.

    May 17, 2014

  • alicia c.

    New stuff for me

    May 8, 2014

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