Friday, February 22, 2008

"Virtual reality is real reality"

The BBC website reports that Ray Kurzweil predicts that there will be a merging of virtual reality and reality in the next 25 years.

He says: "In virtual worls we do real romance, real learning, real business. Virtual reality is real reality."

He added "Games are the cutting edge of what is happening - we are going to spend more of our time in virtual reality environments. Fully emergent games is really where we want to go. We will do most of our learning through these massively parallel interactions. Play is how we principally learn and principally create," he said.

I have no idea whether he is right that we will have tiny computers and huge worlds, but I think that the promise of virtual worlds for enjoyable learning is immense.

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