AR and VR: Our Deep Wish to Make the Virtual Real

When we close our eyes at night we enter a virtual dream world. We can fly, see loved ones who’ve passed, and defy the limits of physical reality. Time, space, and our bodies are different in our dreams. Anything is possible and the rules of the physical waking world no longer apply. Our imagination reigns supreme here. In that moment, it is all real.

As humans, I believe we have a deep-seated desire to push the limits of physical reality to be able to inhabit these dreamscapes. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality bring us closer to this dream.

We are explorers, we are inventors, we are storytellers, we are world builders. We have an innate curiosity to travel to the edge of our world, beyond our horizons, to seek and create new vistas. The power of the virtual fused with reality can help satisfy this wish. We can now step inside of our imagination and welcome others into the deep recesses of our dream worlds to share that reality.

May we imagine and build an awe-inspiring reality together.

I hope to see you at one of my talks and I would also love for you to sign-up for updates on my upcoming book The 40 Ideas That Will Change Reality. Let’s continue the conversation: I’m @ARstories on Twitter.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

june Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2015, June 8-10, Silicon Valley, CA.
Main stage talk: “Advancing AR for Humanity.”

Solid Conference 2015, June 23-25, San Francisco, CA.
Main stage talk: “Reality Has Changed.” (Save 20% off registration at this link with my code: AFF20)

Cannes Lions: International Festival of Creativity, June 25-26, Cannes, France.
Main stage panel, Innovation Lions: “Creativity Augmented.” Helen Papagiannis, Chris Milk, and Ted Schilowitz.

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