Maybe VR isn’t a specific thing, but part of a continuum of physical/virtual experience called “mixed reality.” Regardless of how you think about it, the virtual already plays a significant role in your life, & game designers (as terrible a name as that is) are the ones building your future.
-Links for the Curious-
Paul Milgrim & Fumio Kishino’s foundational 1994 paper on mixed reality – etclab.mie.utoronto.ca/people/paul_dir/IEICE94/ieice.html
An article detailing Tencent’s new credit rating app & its truly frightening potential – www.brownpoliticalreview.org/2016/03/the-socialist-network-why-chinas-proposed-credit-rating-system-is-anything-but-credible/
Jesse Schell’s 2010 DICE talk, detailing his unique vision of the future as built by game designers – www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_PbHVW5cQ
YouTube channel “Extra Credits,” a great resource for beginning to learn about some of the aspects of game design that are being used to build our virtual future – www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz