She is working on a game called Follow the White Rabbit that targets emotions to deepen the VR experience.Lazzaro notes that the technology will advance in leaps and bounds in the next 50 years to beyond what we can even imagine today.Growing old, at least as we know it today, is about inexorable loss — loss of hair, loss of teeth, loss of family and friends, loss of home and money, perhaps.As the population ages, and more people are expected to reach 100 years old and beyond, it can seem a mixed blessing. After all, many old folks do today find themselves cut off, shut in and lonely.It also could tie the two — present fantasy and past reality — together and network them with others using VR. Even if you are physically confined, you could be cycling in Nepal or hang-gliding with your new friend. Just imagine that those clunky VR headsets have been replaced with contact lenses, and other people wearing the VR lenses can be in the same scene as you.
“When we think about aging and dating we are really talking about social relationships, and virtual reality will deliver that in spades.” That means a sojourn in the immersive, wide-angle VR realm could allow someone to experience new things such as paragliding as well as a memories.
“People who live in strong communities, whether they are real or virtual, will have longer lifespans,” she says.
Dating is complicated enough on its own; when you add in the confusion of online dating sites, it can be just plain intimidating. There is a technique to navigating the virtual playing field.
About 60 percent of seniors are already online today, on social networks, gaming platforms or dating sites such as Our
Those numbers will grow as more digitally savvy generations hobble into the future.