I am a big believer that technology is neither bad nor good.
Technology is just a tool than enable our capacity to be more of what we are already.
We can use technology to solve problems.
Potentially, we can create a better society.
But it is not up to technology but how we use it.
Recently – Virtual Reality (VR) Augmented Reality (AR) are more and more trendy.
Everyone is super excited about where all this is going.
So, I though it might be interesting to stay real – so to speak – and explore how we could potentially fuck this up.
So, just to gain some perspective, here are 3 amazing short films to give you extra food for thought.
Let’s start with Virtual Reality.
Do you like video games? Somebody’s got a job for you.
I hate to remind you that innovation is more often than not the result of a military need (Internet, computers, cryptography, planes, etc.)
Oh, and just in case you think this whole video is taking things too far, you should surely read this great article: VR-controlled Robots could save America
When I first watched this, I thought it was a real product – until nearly 2 min into the video.
AR became famous with Pokemon Go.
This short film gives you a bitter-sweet taste of what kind of beautiful things we could do with Advanced Reality.
Sight is not doing much than taking what we do every day and mix it with AR
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Just between you and me, I don’t fancy any of these options to become our future.
But like I said earlier, technology is not the key factor.
Which why I believe we have to deploy our energy to upgrade humans’s internal technology – i.e – our values, our moral compass.
Education is the tool to upgrade humans