The Future of Virtual Reality Tech in the Media

Unfortunately I was in Philadelphia for last Thursday’s class, so my insight is limited on this topic. However, my prediction for the future of the media is similar to many of my classmates’ predictions. In general, I believe that watching the news will become an increasingly immersive experience due to the increase in virtual reality technology.

Advancements will be made on many fronts. For example, there will be an increase in quality of footage due to drones and smaller cameras, including cameras that will probably be worn by police officers. The viewing experience will also change drastically with products like Google Cardboard which may allow media consumers to literally look around a crime scene or see an event from the perspective of a camera person on sight. In general, we are heading toward a new era in media consumption.

-John Baldwin

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