Please don’t ask me to visit my bank in virtual reality

Here is, without a doubt, the most dangerous thing about virtual reality: it’s convinced way too many people that the highest-bandwidth solution to a problem is the best one.

Do you watch Netflix? Well, what about a virtual Netflix where you walk around a video rental store and pick up a movie box to start watching? Amazon? How about a virtual shopping mall where every department is a different outlet store and you can examine everything in 3D, and when you buy something, you can carry it outside and drop it into a virtual drone delivery box? Looking up a word in a dictionary? Why not join an immersive virtual chat with an etymologist whose avatar will juggle anthropomorphic representations of its conjugates?

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