I Bet We'll Experience Virtual Worlds Through Google Glass
I've been thinking a lot about this latest demo of Google Glass, which shows how the device will record live video from a first-person perspective, and while TechCrunch is smart to compare to the memory recording technology depicted in Strange Days, a pretty good movie ahead of its time, I've been wondering how it will impact virtual worlds and gaming. My first thought was they'd be used in augmented reality gamng/VR, and they likely will, but the experience capture function suggests another kind of application:
Google Glass to record and experience virtual worlds and 3D games from a first-person perspective! Gameplay videos on YouTube already attract tens of millions of viewers, so why not experience gameplay as viewed by a famous gamer or avatar? See what they're seeing in virtual places you could never explore yourself, either because they're inaccessible or require too much time to reach. And anyway, you can watch dudes jumping from actual air balloons only so often.