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Reality 2.0: Upgrade Your Perception of Reality

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exhibition Date: 2018-02-22 18:57:03 MST

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URL: https://singularityhub.com/2017/12/24/reality-2-0-a-way-to-upgrade-your-perception-of-reality/

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Reality 2.0: A Way to Upgrade Your Perception of Reality
By Maxim Roubintchik - Dec 24, 2017

Imagine enhancing your perception of the environment around you, other people nearby, and even yourself. Imagine reliving past experiences as if they are happening right now. Imagine a crumbling border between physical and virtual reality. Such a future is closer than you might think.

The basic premise of reality 2.0 is to bridge the gap between two worlds: The physical reality we experience and a possible digital reality that you imagine. This would go beyond overlaying digital things on the physical world, like a virtual Pokémon on the table, using current augmented reality.

Reality 2.0 is literally replacing your visual perception of the world with a fully virtual 3D environment.

How might this work? Imagine taking an exact laser scan of your current environment—your living room or office space, or any other thing—and using this to create a virtual 3D replica of everything around you. Now, re-create the room in VR and overlay the real world with the virtual experience. If you get there, you’re golden. You are experiencing an upgradable version of reality in which you can modify the elements of your virtual world however you desire.

Reality 2.0 might seem like a distant future. But it isn’t.

To showcase the possibility, I sat down for three days—limiting myself to a short amount of time—to build a simple prototype in my living room. Using a laser scan from a Hololens, I created a virtual version of the room. Because my virtual view is synchronized with my actual living room, it becomes a room-scale VR experience that replaces my perception of the world with the digital version created in a 3D engine.

Welcome to a World Only Limited by Your Imagination
Full control over your perception will let you do some pretty spectacular things, like replacing a random person with a famous actor in real-time, transforming your current room into a beach hut, re-experiencing any given moment that happened in this room, and much more

Keywords: VR augmented reality futuristic technology futurism prototype

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