“The Virtu-Sphere enables 6 degrees of freedom – one can move in any direction; walk, jump, roll, crawl, run over virtually unlimited distances without encountering real-world physical obstacles”.
This is a perfect example of remediation, taking something such as an interactive gaming system, like Nintendo Wii, and evolving it into an interactive virtual reality, such as the VirtueSphere. However, this product aids in eliminating human interaction, and reality itself. The same way that the “ear-buds” signify that those listening to music do not want to interact with those surrounding them, the Virtue-Sphere gives the impression that those playing within the system wish to interact with that which is surrounding them, not reality. Not to sound old fashioned, but what ever happened to just playing outside?It is a giant step in technological advancement, but a step backwards for human interaction.
VirtuSphere Inc. "About VirtuSphere." VirtuSphere. 2006. VirtuSphere. 15 Feb 2008