Contextual Essay (BCM 325 Final DA)

The concept for this Digital Artefact(DA) was to get the feedback of other bloggers and my fellow students from my blogs that are available on my blog site. I post them on Twitter whenever I write something so people from Twitter can also have a look. So the way I did my artefact was first, by reading the comments on my previous blogs if I received new comments and then reacting after. This time I got some comments about interest in mind-control technology when playing virtual reality(VR) games. I talk about this in-depth in my digital artefact about how this technology works and what we can expect the future of this technology will look like.

I was also recommended a few readings on Virtual reality. One of them was research done by Epsilon Pi Tau, an international honour society for professions in technology. Another was about how virtual reality could work with education. Since education is not the focus of my digital artefact, I skipped that. I have quoted researchers and people in the professions regarding virtual reality technology in my digital artefact. It was also interesting to see that virtual reality has been around for quite a while. The findings of my digital artefact will no doubt be exciting for gamers and tech-enthusiasts to hear, as they are my target audience. They will also learn what to expect from virtual reality in the years to come, like I want them to learn. My digital artefact talks about the present and future of virtual reality. And I also make a prediction of the future of virtual reality in the next 5, 10, 25, and 50 years. I include other factors that may affect virtual reality like the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and work becoming redundant because of it.

I believe I have been successful in increasing the awareness of virtual reality to some people who check out my tweets, as well as my fellow students, by including sufficient content on this topic. There definitely is a lot of interest from tech companies. But like with any technology, interest can fade if humans do not see the progress they want to see in time. Because this is such an unexplored territory, I urge everyone to be patient. I also cannot personally work on the development of AI as I do not have the resources that large tech corporations own, or even a knack for creating tech. The only thing I can do now is to raise awareness of virtual reality so that more people can become aware of virtual reality, and as the interest grows, the more likely it is for the development of virtual reality to speed up.

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