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AR/VR or Mixed Reality (All of which include 3D), along with Motion Controls, and Voice are the ways the majority will interact with electronics by the end of the next decade. The combonation of these technologies are basically the Smartphone of the 2020's, they will start off somewhat slow through the late teens, and reach the level of mass adaption by the middle of the 2020's. By 2028 haveing a Mixed Reality device will be almost a nessecity.

On the gaming side, MR is going to become the dominate way people play games, and it will be a bigger market than TV gaming ever has been. AAA titles will quickly start to transition to VR only over the next few years, which will drive adoption rates. There is absolutely no genre which does not massively benefit from MR.

The social side of MR will be a key driving element. MR brings with it the best communication I have ever expereinced via electronics. Communicating in MR is as close as it gets to actually physically being present with someone else. It is going to be an incredible tool for people that have long distance relationships, or are stationed over seas. For gamers, the ability to communicate in multiplayer games is unprecedented. Again, it is like physically going somewhere with someone and sharing the expereince.

As the Field of View grows, the resolution increases, the frame rates rise, and tracking is perfected, MR will basically turn into a teleportation device, allowing you to go anywhere in the world, or your imagination. People fear change, people fear improvement, people are quick to anything new as a gimmik or evil. Luckily we have leaders that push through peoples fears and show them the better life on the other side. It will be no different with MR.



Side Note: I just like to point out that Cameras, Motion, and 3D have all been building blocks to MR. Non of them are really gimmicks, as they are all instrumental in the evolution of digital interaction. They will be the underlying foundation of future tech for decades to come.



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10/03/2010 

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