Future public transport

One of the problems with taking planes or buses or trains is that they are very unpleasant, on a purely sensory level. You are basically packed into a can with a bunch of strangers, and forced to just sit tight while you are collectively shipped off from point A to point B.

I wonder whether VR will at some point become mature to the point where it can have a transformative effect on such experiences. We get on board, put on our glasses, and spend time in the idyllic experience of our choice.

One person may opt for a day at the beach, watching the waves lap upon the shore. Another my choose to hop a ride on Harry Potter’s broom for a rousing game of Quidditch. Everybody follows their bliss.

There may come a point when people will decide to go somewhere on public transportation just for the entertainment value. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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