Compassion, Pleasure or Isolation: Analyzing the Complicated Future of VR and AR

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In a wide-ranging and fascinating analysis, tech writer Rasmus Palludan ponders the potential of augmented reality and virtual reality--delving into its future in everything from non-profit causes to the adult entertainment industry.

He writes, "Tt’s relevant to start thinking about what future world we are building for ourselves. What will these technologies do for us, but more importantly: Who we are becoming as humans while using them?  All new forms of media affects us in different ways. We still don’t really know to what extent AR and VR will change us as human beings and in what ways they will tinker with our brains. As the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in 1960, media types are way more than just passive channels of information. They don’t just provide us stuff to think about. They also shape the way we think. 'The medium is the message,' right? So let’s start speculating about the future…"

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