Virtual reality must be experienced to imagine and execute upon the possibilities it brings, but if you never get a chance to experience it, how can you leverage it?
And if my hometown Memphis and other communities like it are going to be able to participate in the future, we need to experience it before we get left behind yet again. Ultimately, what we need is a massive investment to deliver low-cost high-speed Internet and high-quality technology education to every corner of this country, but in the interim, why not create Alternate Reality Vehicles packed with high-tech tools and talent to experience and create virtual and augmented-reality content.
Just imagine an RV packed with the latest and greatest content creation and experience tools and piloted by passionate professionals and volunteers bringing thousands of dollars of equipment and experience to schools, community centers and corporations.
After all, just as we’ve used mobile clinics to bring medicine to healthcare deserts, and food trucks to fill our bellies, why not use Alternate Reality Vehicles to help bridge our technological divides. While far from a panacea it would at least be a mobile oasis bringing a taste of the future to our technology deserts.
Thoughts? I’d love to work with others to see what we can do to help bring the future to Memphis.