Group Questions – Week 2

  1. Group – questions
  • What is a virtual world?
    • A computer simulated environment.
  • What is interesting about virtual worlds?
    • You can use avatars to represent how you appear in the virtual world to yourself and others.
    • You can do things in a virtual world that you can’t do in the real world, like flying or teleporting.
  • How important do you think virtual worlds are now?
    • I think they are becoming more important every day as people become aware and are able to gain access to virtual worlds they are interested in.
  • How important do you think virtual worlds will be in 5-10 years?
    • VR hardware and software is constantly developing and evolving at a rapid pace.
    • Microsoft Windows version 10 will have built-in holographic support.  I can see that becoming integrated into virtual worlds in the near future.
    • I think education through virtual worlds will become much more wide-spread, as classrooms are getting so large that they are becoming almost unmanagable.

Question: Have you read the book, “Ready Player One”, yet?  If not… you should!