Johann Savalle

@yasha.solutions

Product designer and full stack developper living in france
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The dystopian future of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

April 17, 2017

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 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

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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.

Humans are.

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

 

 

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