By Ben Gilbert
Looking at Facebook, Sony and Samsung, you might think the future of virtual reality is all entertainment and social interaction. While video games and movie watching are both primary components of the recent virtual reality wave, there’s much more to the field. Matterpoint, a company focused on 3D-mapping tech, and BeAnotherLab, the group behind interactive art installation “The Machine to be Another” — are each pushing forward virtual reality, and neither are focused directly on game-like interactive immersion. The medium of virtual reality is young, but it is already varied. So, what does the future hold? We asked five questions surrounding that subject to three people who are shaping that future: the panelists for our “Back to Reality: VR Beyond Gaming” panel at Expand 2014 (which starts tomorrow!).
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