London artist Jim Stoten presents his whimsical take on the future of virtual reality and augmented reality.
I would like to show a futuristic street scene, showing people of the future using virtual reality technology in an everyday way. Some people will be walking alongside their own projected pet dinosaur. Some will be talking to hologramatic projections of business colleagues or family members on their telephone — eye projectors. Some will be playing huge interactive video games on screens the size of buildings, with large VR hands. Some will be watching TV shows as they walk along.
In a world where people already have very different perceptions of shared realities, it will be fascinating (and possibly frightening) to see the consequences of our ability to experience divergent realities at the same time, in the same place.