And What this Future Would Look Like
First of all, I think it?s safe to say that it?s not going to become mainstream anytime soon. Secondly, I believe this technology will come out in increments.
After we get the touch ability, then I think we will have achieved the basics of Full Dive VR. Because while yes, smell and taste would be welcome additions, touch is the main caveat keeping us from experiencing a fully immersive VR experience.
So when can we expect to be able to feel the virtual environments around us? I don?t think it?s outrageous to believe that, at least the touch aspect, will become a proven concept within the next 5 years. But what really matters is how long it?ll take for this technology to be both produced in great quantities and also be affordable enough for the average consumer.
For this to happen, you?ll probably have to wait for an additional 5 to 10 years, which is how long technology normally takes to become truly affordable.
Even once we do get it, however, like many things, I do believe that there are some downsides to these advancements in modern VR technology. Similar to many video games today, this technology could easily become addicting.
And although this may be a little extreme, it may leave a good portion of people trying to decide whether they?d prefer to live on Earth more often than in VR.
Until this technology is released out into the world, it?s hard to tell whether this technology will benefit us in more ways than it could drag us down. But regardless, I do believe that Full Dive VR will play a large part in advancing mass-produced technology, and I?m excited to see what the future has in store for both us and Full Dive VR.