sci-fi

AR as seen in ‘Solo Leveling’

“Solo Leveling” is an interesting anime, dropping a fantasy RPG reality on top of a typical modern day world. The main character is unique in that only he sees the video-game-like augmented reality interfaces around him, helping him in ‘leveling […]

VR as seen in ‘Pixel Theory- La Caja de Pandora’

I stumbled upon this gritty short film from 2013. It’s a future scenario where most of the population is plugged into fully immersive VR 24/7. They are all in there voluntarily and there is some life support system that can

Full Dive VR

VR as seen in ‘Full Dive’

“Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Shittier Than Real Life!” Yes, the title of this anime is ridiculous – as is a lot of its content. A VR RPG that is so realistic it makes for

Creepshow host wearing VR headset

VR as seen in ‘Creepshow: Night of the Living Late Show’

The television horror anthology series “Creepshow” featured an episode titled “Night of the Living Late Show” that showcased a fascinating and disturbing portrayal of immersive virtual reality technology. The episode centers around the Immersopod, a unique VR system that allows

Mania wearing newer style VR headset

VR as seen in ‘Kiss Me First’

This miniseries from 2018 was less an exercise in future speculation than it was an exploration of cyberbullying. There’s a suicide cult at the center of it all and a bunch of messy teenage relationships. They are all into a

Chloë Grace Moretz as Flynne Fisher using a VR headset. As seen in The Peripheral (2022)

VR as seen in “The Peripheral”

In this short lived 2022 sci-fi TV show, we get a picture of two types of VR. One traditional display-based headset in the year 2032 and the other a full dive VR headset sent from 2099. We don’t see much

Virtual Reality in Popular Fiction

I’m doing a blog series on VR/AR/XR in pop culture and sci-fi media. I plan to look at interesting points in their implementation; a futurist’s assay of these visions of the tech’s potential. It could include: hardware and software implementation,

AVP Apple Vision Pro, Alien vs. Predator

AVP: Apple Vision Pro or Alien vs. Predator

I keep seeing people abbreviate Apple Vision Pro as AVP – but I already think of AVP as Alien vs. Predator from that movie’s marketing. With the tagline “Whoever Wins… We Lose” I came up with this silly meme/photoshop of