Right now with commercial real estate prices at a low point, and many buildings in the United States especially downtown, and in large retail centers sit vacant. This is a tremendous waste of resources, so is not there something we can do with these buildings? What if we created a whole new world, making Virtual Reality entertainment centers out of them? It is actually very feasible.
Such a business model in the cities, would have instant success, and the PR gained will really accelerate the Virtual Reality future acceptance, and introduce the new technology to an enthusiastic group of trend setters. One advanced thinker on VR Anoop Jha explains that Urban VR Centers may someday be the way of the future?
Indeed, we concur with his thoughts on this and wonder if we can use some of these existing buildings to set up the first locations originally and then ever build stand-alone customized VR buildings that look futuristic in the future once the concept catches on. Either way the concept will catch on because it will be introduced as a hands-on “at will” demonstration experience.
The VR CAVE project in Europe also gives tours and brings in people from all over to participate in their projects in AR and VR, it is very well received. The technology is there, but it is not an entertainment center open to all like a community urban VR center in a theme park setting or scenario.
It might be very wise to take advantage of the low real estate prices, empty buildings, need for employment and kill many virtual birds with one stone while revitalizing downtown areas and vacant retail centers. Please consider this.