I have always wondered what it would be like to be immersed in a virtual world. The possibilities for the world’s design, its purpose, and even the way an individual presents themselves are endless. I dare say that many people would jump at a chance to dive into an immersive virtual world. Those looking for escape, entertainment, and even a casual social encounter would find a virtual space inviting. Could Oculus Rift be a step in that direction?
Social media can be considered a reflection of the individual who created the account. The information and images shared all speak about the person from their point of view. However, what would it be like if somebody else was responsible for setting up or managing your social media? Consider this… the image an individual has of themselves might be very different from the way they are perceived by others. Accordingly, the way an individual is presented through social media may give off a much different impression than the one that is self constructed.
William Golding’s novel the Lord of the Flies depicts a scenario in which children are left to survive and govern themselves on an uninhabited island without any adults. As the story unfolds the themes such as the loss of innocence and civilization vs. savagery become apparent. A recent incident provides a sobering reminder that real life incidents can mirror Golding’s novel.
The Zombie Apocalypse is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. My friends and I have talked about how we would organize our resources, where we would hold up, and what the best skills and equipment would suit the job for survival. Do I really think it will happen? Not really, but its fun to wonder how things would pan out.