Lawnmower Man-Style Audiovisuals
There is a spot where tools for gaming and tools for music production meet, and that is costly territory. I would dare say that there have been more efforts to expand gaming technology than there has been to expand music production technology – yet tools for music production have been made more accessible to the average consumer. Controllers may be expensive to some, but not compared to the gaming implements that have been created for only a few. Controllers have gotten wiser on the technological side, with additions such as control voltage and gesture control, but take a look at where gaming is at.
Three dimensional televisions were never that good of a selling point, but 3D gaming has always had a strong following behind it. The idea that we could have our vision expanded in front of our faces with more depth and clarity seems to make it an appealing alternative to the standard computer monitor. The Oculous Rift is one of those rare and expensive gadgets that many will never get to test out or try. It basically allows you to have a monitor over each eye, so that you experience the world in true stereoscopic vision. Try that on for size.