Having worked on some of the best driving simulators around you quickly realise how limited simulation technologies are to the real world.
I've tried many of the current
VR headsets too. While they've advanced greatly they aren't a replacement for real life. Sailing is an experiential endeavour
. It takes a lot if practice to become confident and competent. VR has a role to play but it isn't a very attractive replacement IMHO.
There are some interesting applications where VR can enhance safety
and situational awareness that I'm interested in. For example using VR headset to replace radar
displays in low visibility situations where optical, near infra red, radar
data could be overlaid.
If you look at productivity and happiness data it's pretty clear the the so-called information and knowledge revolution has been nowhere as beneficial to us as the industrial revolution. Playing games is only a niche activity but for some it's their whole life.
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