We are evolving technology and technology is evolving us. We must realize this fact. It’s changing our behaviour patterns, the way we live, connect, feel, exists. We need to start to think now ahead for future generations.
When do we stop believing in image representation of humans (photos & videos)? Who will tell us what’s real and what is not?
I wrote and talk about deepfakes and how advanced they are many times. So naturally, I ask myself when we stop to believe our own eyes? When do we stop to believe in videos/news? How it will influence our civilisation? Already there are some examples of hyperrealistic CGI generated photos of human faces. Video/audio content becomes less believable nowadays. Where is the line? And how we can handle it? Special attributes of originality? The institution who can tell us what’s real and what’s not (imagine the power of this entity)? Any other ways to signature original content? What implication on politics and the global situation could deep fake have?
Who will be holding the key to our virtual reality in the future?
In my other article Preparing for Virtual Worlds I described how big influence on us will have XR. So definately important questions we should ask ourselves is: WHO will be holding the key to virtual reality? Facebook as you know is holding the key to social reality, will it be also the owner of XR worlds? FB is investing a lot of money and effort to be in the leader in XR field. And Oculus Quest is first device I could say it’s customer oriented. Also with high quality and good content. Will they also have control over virtual world in the future?
When Extended Reality (XR) will be used in our daily life?
In my article about smartphones evolution, I describe how fast we adopted this technology and now it’s a viable part of our daily life. Will XR replace smartphones as a new tech layer of interface? When will it happen? Year by year we hear that with new AR glasses the mass adoption is in reach, but it never does. There are too many flaws and always firms overpromise. What role XR will be playing in our lives? Another interface layer between reality and our brain? Entertainment centre? All of those a little?
Will medicine use VR in psychology trying to understand the human mind?
In my article Hello from the other side… I’m wondering where are the boundaries of using Virtual Reality? In this case – to resurrect a dead child to help her mother to recover from traumatic stress.