Technological artifacts can be so powerful, sometimes you can feel the weight of the technology in your mind. It can be a trigger for an addiction, a tool or an addiction, or a threat as well.
This week, we talked about the idea that addiction is a habit that has become so ingrained that it’s no longer even a choice. It can become a “need” that you can’t help yourself from pursuing or you can help yourself from trying to stop.
Sometimes we can forget technology itself is a technology. It’s just a tool that has been around so long that we don’t even realize it.
The good news is that technology is becoming more and more of a part of everyday life. Things that were once thought of as a bad thing like drugs and cigarettes are now more common. In fact, some addictions are now so prevalent that they are considered a chronic condition. This can be true of gaming as well, as gaming has grown so popular to the point that it has become a lifestyle.
This is where the tech element of virtual reality comes in. The concept of a virtual reality where we play a game and have someone else take the role of a character and tell us about the story. The idea of playing a movie with a friend and having them share a narrative or character of their own. This has become so popular that it’s become a huge part of our lives.
Like most things, there is a cost to virtual reality. There is a constant, ever-present threat of a cyber attack. Even if you don’t believe in cyber attacks, it is still possible for someone to hack into your computer, which would be a big risk. When you play virtual reality, you are not only playing a game, but you are in control of it.
In recent years we’ve seen a lot of technology “artifacts” being released for free, like Microsoft’s Kinect, Nintendo’s Wii, and Apple’s iPhone. These artifacts let you play your own game without having to pay extra to do so. In its simplest form, a virtual reality game is just a computerized version of a 3D game. But the concept of a virtual reality game becomes more complex when it becomes a game that runs on the internet in the background.
The internet isn’t just a place for people to discuss and trade ideas. It’s also a place where you can make a game, play it, and share it with others. So we’ve been developing technology artifacts that let you do all of this. The problem is that a lot of these games are just glorified games: they aren’t serious in the least. Because of this, we’ve been working on technology artifacts that take some of the seriousness out of them.
The game we made for this is called: technology artifact. It is a game that runs on the internet in the background. The internet isnt just a place for people to discuss and trade ideas. Its also a place where you can make a game, play it, and share it with others. So weve been developing technology artifacts that let you do all of this. The problem is that a lot of these games are just glorified games they arent serious in the least.
There was a game I was playing a few years ago called Dead by Daylight. We made a version of that game that takes place in a world of internet technology artifacts. The game starts with a guy named Johnny and his friend, Bob, being kicked out of their home. They go to a bar, and they find that they have been tricked into a reality where they can’t use the internet to communicate with their friends.