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My Thoughts on Immersive Tech

As a child I was always excited about new technology. I had magazines with flying car concepts, and I would get delighted watching movies that involve future tech. While growing up I obsessed about the potential of virtual reality in video games. While I loved playing video games as a 90s kid, I always felt like they were already behind. I thought the experience could be more immersive. I find it funny, when I look back at my childhood, I was a kid fascinated by immersive tech. I was already wondering when consumer VR would be a reality. I could not imagine I would be in this industry that I fell into while I was in graduate school at Savannah College of Art and Design. A friend of mine in my Media Theory class did a project on virtual reality. He was able to borrow a professor's Oculus Developer Kit 2 (DK2) headset for it.This was the first time I tried out a virtual reality headset, and while not perfect, I thought it was an awesome experience. It was at that point, I knew I wanted to be a part of the VR industry. I made my graduate thesis virtual reality focused and participated in the 2017 Oculus Launch Pad program. After graduate school, I got my current job doing VR design for a company called The Danse, a virtual and augmented reality company located in Memphis, Tennessee. I find virtual reality and other forms of immersive technology like augmented, mixed, and extended reality (AR, MR, XR) to be the future, especially in regards to education, training, and art. Immersive tech is an excellent tool for both education and training simulations. At The Danse, we do a lot of training and educational simulations for enterprise and universities in both virtual and...

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