Sword Art Online is an Anime show way ahead of its time. It’s hard to say whether the creators were intentionally predicting the future, but they did a pretty good job of it.
Even if unintentionally.
Because just as there’s Virtual reality in Sword Art Online, over 2 years later (2017) it’s now becoming a real thing.
So to answer the question – Will Virtual Reality Like In Sword Art Online Ever Be Possible?
The answer is a YES without a doubt.
This year it’s been announced that Sword Art Online will be getting an official virtual reality experience.
But unfortunately for anybody outside of Japan and Korea, we won’t be able to experience it. It’s only exclusively happening in Japan and Korea for now.
It’s said it’ll be released this year in July, though that can’t be confirmed.
In general there are already Virtual Reality headsets (that have nothing to do with SAO), that let you travel worlds and jump around. Similar to what happens in the Anime of Sword Art Online.
But I predict Virtual reality itself won’t become mainstream until the next 10-15 years at the least.
Right now hardly anybody is taking virtual reality seriously. And the rest of us don’t care enough to start getting into it.
But it will happen.
And when it does?
It’ll be even more or just as popular as smartphones and Tablet PC’S are today in 2017.
It’s just a matter of time before it happens. 😉
What are your thoughts on virtual reality?
Do you think it will ever be as fun and creative as Sword Art Online?
And if so, when do you think it will happen? Are you looking forward to it?
Share your thoughts in the comments or get in touch on social media. 🙂
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The 1st anime I watched was Dragon Ball Z. Followed by Claymore, Inuyasha, Attack On Titan, and the rest as they say is “history”.