Virtual reality has been considered to be a great breakthroughin terms of technology. However, Chris Milk, the man behind the US startup Vrse, took it one step further by showing people how it couldchange the game for filmmaking.
According to HowStuffWorks, virtual reality involves "using computer technology to create a simulated, three-dimensional world that a user can manipulate and explore while feeling as if he were in that world."
That is what Milk did during a TED Conference. When he went up the stage, he took the audience on an awe-inducing trip and gave the m a glimpse of the future of filmmaking.
"So this was my joy back then. I rode this motorcycle everywhere. And I was there with Evel Knievel; we jumped the Snake River Canyon together. I wanted the rocket. I never got the rocket, I only got the motorcycle. I felt so connected to this world. I didn't want to be a storyteller when I grew up, I wanted to be stuntman. I was there. Evel Knievel was my friend. I had so much empathy for him," Milk said, as transcribed in TED.
Milk and his team are currently experimenting on virtual reality in their films. He said that his team has only started to uncover the beauty and power of virtual reality.
"It's not a video game peripheral. It connects humans to other humans in a profound way... I think virtual reality has the potential to actually change the world," Milk said.
Milk referred to virtual reality as "an empathy machine" that has the capability to make the lives of people more interesting and interconnected, especially since it allows people to "walk alongside them" in places and experience.
With the true capability of virtual reality unleashed, Milk believes that the people will no longer go to a movie theater to watch a film that is being projected on a wall.