• http://kevinstirtz.com Kevin Stirtz

    Greg – this is exciting stuff. I wonder if you would elaborate on this: “The “VR web” is the opposite of the “internet of things,” though they are like two sides of a coin in a way.” As the web gets better at identifying entities and defining them with more (and richer) context, will the semantic web become a rich data source that feeds the VR web?

  • frnkbnhm

    Until the Oculus Rift can be produced at a price point that people can truly afford, it might as well be vaporware.

  • Claire

    As exciting as new devices like this are, we also need to consider some of the associated flaws. Will privacy as we know it continue to exist? How will social interactions change? Do we really need yet another way of connecting to the Internet? Additionally, studies have found near constant internet use can have detrimental effects on our brains (http://socialtimes.com/attention-spans-have-dropped-from-12-minutes-to-5-seconds-how-social-media-is-ruining-our-minds-infographic_b86479). I always find myself arguing for a more moderate approach to technology. Why not offer educational resources such as courseworld.org alongside traditional schooling? Why not offer a virtual reality game about the solar system in an astronomy class? The best option is truly a bit of both without too much of either.