What Virtual Reality Means for Live Entertainment

As Jim mentioned earlier, the value of live entertainment is growing, so clearly people aren’t ready to head 100 percent into virtual reality just yet.

But this story over on Wired.com makes us wonder: Will there eventually be a form of entertainment that merges virtual and live mediums?

Author Dan Ostrower explores the many developments in this new technology but points out the obvious lack of anything “real” — like touch, smell and frankly, the aspects that make live entertainment so valuable as an experience.

However, he also discusses ways people are mixing virtual reality technology with more “live” sensory experiences for a sort of hybrid. It’s all still very new, but perhaps some enterprising live entertainment producer will find a way to create an experience that brings together the best of both worlds.

Do you think virtual reality could work with live entertainment?

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