You kids today with your No Mom’s Pies and your Pocket Man Bros. Back in my day (I’m 24) we had to talk to each other in order to have fun. We couldn’t escape into literally infinite universes or use phones to turn our realities into some sort of third grade fever dream. Nope, we went to the playground, and what did we do on that playground? We fought with each other. A lot.
Batman or Spider-Man. Red version or Blue Version. Papa John’s or Pizza Hut (if you say Pizza Hut I’m gonna need you to get out of my country). These were the issues we tackled and through these battles we created a better world and better versions of ourselves. S0, why not take a break from the non-stop adrenaline rush of classifying plant life and join us here for a good old fashion rumble.
The issue on the table today is this: should 360 videos be considered “real” virtual reality?
We’ve heard from you guys and gals a lot about this one. There is a very strong contingent out there that firmly believes 360 videos should in no way be considered virtual reality. Every chance they get they make this clear and heaven help you if you write a story about a 360 video (which some of us do quite frequently) and refer to your subject as a “virtual reality” project. They will hurt your feelings.
What we’ve seen far less of, however, is those that believe 360 videos can and should be considered real virtual reality. Perhaps they are scared off by the boldness of their opponents, or perhaps they don’t even exist and the entire industry has a consensus on this issue. Either way if you’re out there, now is your chance to make your voice known.
So let’s get into this. No holds barred. Take no prisoners. And by the end, maybe we can come up with a winner for one of the biggest debates in this industry.