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.
Uncanny Valley – When Virtual Reality meet military operation
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
Strange Beasts -Augmented Reality beyond Pokemon Go
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 (also on vimeo) gives you a bitter-sweet taste of what kind of beautiful things we could do with Advanced Reality.
Sight – AR meet Fruit Ninja & Tinder
Sight is not doing much than taking what we do every day and mix it with AR
Really make you think.
A different future
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