The appetite of humans to escape the confines of their everyday lives is insatiable.
For this reason alone, VR is destined to succeed beyond any medium in the history of mankind. For the first, and perhaps the last time, humans will be exposed to a medium that delivers 100% total sensory immersion. They will genuinely perceive flawless 360° audio coming from every conceivable direction and distance. Within 5 years, they will experience fields of view wider and resolutions higher than the human eye can perceive. And this very year, people will gain an ability to interact and inject an idea of self into the world with creative superpowers that transcend the laws of time and physics.
Thus, VR becomes the medium to end all media. The computer that will swallow all of computing. And as for humanity? For me, I’m happy to be on the creation side. I’ve always loved creating more than consuming. For the masses… there’s going to be a hell of a lot of consumption, and a lot of, lets just say: programming, going on.
Look out, humanity. Snowcrash is coming.
Time to train up those motorcycling and katana skills.