Rabu, 18 September 2013

Extreme Sports Aren't Any Fun Without Proof and Bragging Rights

Are there more people participating in extreme sports, or are there just more video cameras out there at a low enough price that anyone can afford? The reason I dare to ask this question is as I go online I am amazed at all the crazy activities that human beings get themselves into, and all the trouble and injuries that occur when they fall on their butts. Now then to answer this question I'd like to propose a hypothesis, it goes something like this;
1.) Yes, humans are doing more extreme activities when it comes to sports
2.) One thing that motivates them is the fact that they can get it all on video, so they do
It is for these two reasons that we are seeing more YouTube videos of people doing extreme things, as well as watching the "agony of defeat" when they make a mistake, get in over their head, or crash and burn. There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal had an interesting article published on June 20, 2013 titled; "Extreme Sports Get a Camera - Surfer, Seeking a Way to Film His Outrageous Stunts, Realizes He Has to Invent It," by Lizette Chapman.
The article didn't surprise me much because I did do some research on this in 2004 with regards to the future virtual reality in your holographic living room and how the computer gaming industry would grab hold of all of these videos and allow individuals to experience a simulation of some of these most fantastic extreme sporting maneuvers and activities. Soon you will be able to download someone's B.A.S.E. jump and have a near experience in your own living room, perhaps enough to get your heart really pumping and a perfect venue for adrenaline junkies.
Imagine being inside of your holographic living room where everything appears real, and stepping forward one step and feeling a rush of speed as the visual effects make you feel as if you are falling, and then you reach back behind and pull on a lever which allows the shoot to open, and if you don't, the ground comes up really fast, and there's a big crashing sound of broken bones and a thud from the base speakers in your living room.
This perhaps will be the future of extreme sports simulation, and it will give money for those extreme daredevils who do the stunts. They can sell their experiences to computer gamers and couch potatoes. Please consider all this and think on it.
Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Future Concepts. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank; http://www.worldthinktank.net

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