Along with charges of fake news and photoshopped pics, thanks to Facebook, Snapchat and others, we’ll soon have to contend with a glut of reality-altering effects as they creep into our everyday posts.
Gaming seems to be on the precipice of a new era. Motion controls, that have for years been the most popular way to play, are being phased out, relegated to the role of gimmick. While virtual reality is a dream so close to being realized thanks to Oculus Rift and its counterparts. All the while, the traditional two-handed controller has stuck around and, on consoles like the Playstation, have let players experience some truly fantastic storytelling using technology not unlike what was available decades ago.
Presidential election cycles aside, the reality of day-to-day life can be a little, well, dull. We fill our down time with games and movies and Facebook, but those experiences, while positive in their own ways, can’t quite measure up to the experience of reality itself. They’re worlds are too small, too fragile, too easily shattered by life.