When it comes to virtual reality, it is difficult to gauge what people expect from this technology. Although it is evident there are many different things which can be improved, it seems finding the biggest killer app is not all that easy. In fact, it seems the public is rather divided on this front as of right now. Wish Fulfillment may play a bigger role in all of this than people assume.
The Wishlist Feature to Make VR Mainstream
It is evident virtual reality can cater to many different people. Some like gaming, others want to travel the world at no additional cost, and yet others simply want to improve productivity or enlightenment values. Catering to all of those needs is certainly possible as of right now. However, when it comes to taking VR to the mainstream, a completely different approach may be warranted.
A wish fulfillment feature would make a lot of sense. To put this into perspective, VR is the technology to make wishes come true in different ways. It can transport people to a completely different location or mindset in a matter of seconds. Some doctors even use it to relieve patients’ pain during intensive therapy sessions. Taking this concept to the next level seems to be a matter of time.
While we do have the Make-a-wish-foundation and similar efforts to make dreams come true, one shouldn’t underestimate the power of virtual reality. Some fantasies simply cannot be fulfilled in the real world. It is impossible to let people walk on the surface of Mars, for example. With VR< it is not as impossible as it may seem. Being able to fly is another wish which is quite common, yet it is physically impossible.
All of this makes the hunt for a mainstream killer VR app both more difficult and easier at the same time. If there was a medium to make everyone’s wish come true, the world would look a lot brighter. In virtual reality, we are very close to realizing that goal, assuming people can develop the experiences to make all of it happen. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the opportunity is ripe for the taking.
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