The saloon is smoky. Wyatt is over there playing ragtime on the upright piano. The bartender is passing the whiskey bottle round and some cowboys are trading punches in the corner. It’s just you and three amigos in an online blackjack game for your life and you have a 16 in your hand. What’s going to be your next move?
Imagine being transported from your living room to the racetrack. You look to your right and there’s Usain Bolt smiling at you. The gun goes off, and suddenly, you’re neck and neck with the fastest man in the world. Unfortunately, you didn’t win but it’d be cool to try your hand in virtual reality high-diving, rugby, gymnastics or more.
When it comes to space and video games, most situations involve shooting aliens. What about the technical side, though? It’d be pretty fun to immerse yourself in the world of NASA on launch day. From the training room to the cockpit and beyond, you can experience the life of an astronaut every step of the way.
There are three minutes left and you still need to whip together your bechamel sauce and plate the final products. Meanwhile, Gordon Ramsay is screaming in your ear saying how horrible everything looks. Certainly not a traditional way of fun but it would get your blood pumping.
It’s not a matter of “if” extreme sports will explode with virtual reality, it’s just “when”. Whether it’s motocross, skydiving, rock climbing or more, people will lunge at the chance for some risk-free adrenaline. There’s nothing like climbing Mt. Everest then jumping off it only to land in the comfort of your living room just in time for dinner.