Beyond Reality

Talk by Robert Overweg, Beyond Sports

As we progressively digitise the world around us, virtual reality will become more compelling. Robert Overweg argues that it might beat out reality – in some situations. Everything will become digital. Once we’ve digitised everything, we’ll start exploring that through VR tools.

Kids will start preferring virtual visit to physical ones. It’s faster, more instant and you get a better view. Virtual concerts have huge opportunities for storytelling. You can move amongst animals it would be difficult or dangerous to do in real life. Or you can take school kids on a virtual cultural trip to Italy – and see things they couldn’t actually visit.

We will still meet with each other, because we like to touch, to be in each other’s presence. But not everyone can get to every event – so digital gives events greater traction.

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