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One giant step for home entertainment?

Is this the way we will all be 'enjoying' our television programmes and computer games in the future?

In this astonishing photo, a model is wearing a new gadget, from electronics manufacturer Toshiba, that enables the wearer to experience a full 360-degree view on a 40 centimetre dome-shaped screen.

But, looking more like the helmet from Neil Armstrong's space suit than the next must-have gizmo, this three kilo full-faced helmet might make it a little tricky to relax with a drink in front of the football...
A few people sent me this link, and I really got a kick out of it. In some ways, it's amazing what people are willing to do to have an immersive experience. Virtual worlds like Second Life and World of Warcraft and Everquest are real, teeming communities with millions of players, or 'residents'.

The 'real' world of 3D space (derisively known as 'meatspace' by some), with air, ground and trees may take on less significance as increasingly realistic and immersive digital experiences become available. People who are now considered MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) 'addicts' may just be exhibiting the normal, mainstream behavior that's a few years off.

Something to think about for sure...

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