Video Games In The Future

Video Games In The Future



Video Games in​ the​ Future
A Gamer's Plea
With video game technology advancing so fast and so far from where it​ started,​ one can't help but to​ entertain the​ idea of​ where it's going to​ go from here .​
After all,​ that is​ part of​ a​ larger creative process and we'd like to​ think that our writings contribute even in​ some small way .​
One of​ the​ earliest video games that we​ can remember is​ Commodore's Pong .​
But never did we​ think the​ industry would have reached the​ point where it​ is​ today .​
One thing is​ for sure however,​ and that's the​ gaming is​ pushing full force ahead.
Today we​ did a​ little fantasizing to​ see where our imagination and desires would take us .​
The following offers some suggestions of​ what could be done short of​ a​ little thing called,​ impossible .​
We're a​ little intrigued with the​ Sun Game Glasses idea .​
Wearing a​ pair of​ dark sunglasses and using the​ technology implemented by Nintendo's Wii system,​ we​ could literally watch a​ game take place right before our eyes and then interact with it​ using a​ device that's about the​ size of​ a​ pen .​
Since this isn't exactly a​ new idea,​ we're curious to​ watch what develops from University of​ South Australia's 'ARQuake' project1 - a​ springboard for this kind of​ gaming to​ develop in​ the​ near future for sure.
Another cool idea we'd like to​ see erupt within the​ gaming industry is​ the​ ability to​ talk to​ the​ characters inside a​ game .​
Some games allow players to​ textually speak to​ game characters already,​ but we'd like to​ see this pushed a​ little further .​
We'd like to​ be able to​ orally interact with characters: ask questions,​ joke around,​ warn and speak to​ them as​ if​ we​ were speaking to​ another human being .​
And we'd like to​ hear these characters talk back! It's the​ ultimate artificial intelligence opportunity and although it​ would probably be years before this technology would be available on​ a​ wide scale,​ we're sure it​ would be a​ hit.
Will we​ ever get to​ the​ point where we​ can play inside a​ simulated environment the​ way the​ characters in​ Star Trek: the​ Next Generation could play? Virtual reality is​ getting close,​ but the​ reality of​ the​ simulation is​ gone the​ moment we​ put on​ the​ silly-looking goggles and gloves .​
In order for simulation of​ this sort to​ work,​ there has to​ be as​ little a​ barrier between gamers and the​ game as​ possible .​
We don't what to​ just think we're inside a​ game,​ we​ want to​ feel that we're inside a​ game and to​ be honest,​ we​ don't want to​ have to​ go somewhere outside our home to​ do so .​
The television or​ computer screen will suffice for now,​ but in​ the​ future,​ we're going to​ want to​ be surrounded with the​ elements that make gaming the​ wonder that it​ is​ today .​
We're going to​ want to​ transform our dens or​ bedrooms into a​ virtual alien ship or​ simulated jungle .​
In short,​ we​ want a​ new world.
One possible obstacle to​ bringing this fantasy into our living rooms is​ public acceptance .​
Would the​ public be ready for such a​ high level of​ entertainment? And could the​ public handle it? Immediately following Nintendo's Wii release,​ customers were ready to​ complain that they wanted their old controller back! So as​ with any new development,​ there will surely be unintended consequences and although we're gung-ho for these types of​ advances,​ we​ also share concerns about the​ impact it​ would have on​ an​ audience that isn't virtually ready .​
As a​ result,​ we​ can certainly envision a​ few laws introduced that restricted the​ use of​ our fantasy gaming .​
We already have some laws that attempt the​ same now and in​ our opinion,​ that's a​ good thing .​
The last thing we​ want to​ encounter in​ gaming is​ physical harm - especially when we're trying to​ enjoy virtual entertainment!




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