Why Virtual Reality Will Be the Most Social Computing Platform Yet


"The future of immersive virtual reality is often depicted as a dystopian view of millions of people spending hours alone each day, with huge gadgets stuck to their face, enraptured by fantastical worlds. But it’s going to be millions of people spending time together  — with friends, family, colleagues, and new acquaintances  — experiencing moments together no matter the physical distance between them.

The key to understanding why “social VR” will be important is to think about virtual (and augmented) reality as a computing platform, rather than as a PC peripheral for gaming. Looking at previous generations of computing platforms like the web or mobile, social networks have always proven to be one of the strongest drivers of adoption and engagement, making the underlying platforms vastly more valuable."


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