20 Seconds to change your Reality
People of a certain age know what the "holo deck" within "Startrek" is. The "holo deck" was (potentially could be) a room in which a computer generated reality is interacted with - a virtual reality realization machine.
This tool, within the Star trek universe was a key component of leisure, strategy and experiential knowledge gathering. A virtual space, much like an empty theatre stage, but with computer generated interactive content.
I am strongly of the opinion that a Google Maps virtual tour used in a sufficiently agile way, begins to give some of this functionality. In much the same way that a computer gameworld is anchored to reality through concept and design, a virtual tour anchors a momentary reality in a virtual world-space.
The viewpoint, or virtual reality, depends solely on the viewer. A virtual tour realizes one moment in time within a virtual space. Retaining, like a fly in amber, the nuances of that moment. The (real world) moment itself cannot be changed, but our potential future (virtual) interactions with the digital copy of that moment can be unlimited.
I am also a fan of the French philosopher Jean Buadrillard (1929-2007), who defined in Simulacra and simulation (1981), something known as the "simulacrum."
In essence (a dangerous word), a simulacra is as "real" as any preceding reality, much more so in a virtualized world. Like "Schrodinger's cat (1935)," there a many possible virtual realities, or from a user utility view point, functionalities, of a virtual tour.
Within the hyperlinked internet space it should be possible to map numerous schema onto any part of a digital image.
At a basic level, we are now able to build and scale replica realities, interact with visualized content with screen in screen utility, into the tapestry of a virtual tour. The tour (through directed perspective) becomes an immersive experience, catering to all our sensory channels.
Points to note
Industrial semiotics of yellow and black
Focus on "experience"
Keywords, exploration, journey, technology, innovation
Integrated Production Floor Virtual Tour
Screen in Screen Functionality - Screen Overlays
Point of Interest Photos
Points to note