When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift.
What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out.
Teleportation is one of the cooler powers available to video game characters—as we learned from EA's Warp, zooming through walls (and into scientists) can be a satisfying, empowering thing to do.
Paradox Shift, a first-person game in development by a bunch of students at the University of Southern California, is a puzzler. Sort of like Portal. Only instead of moving through space, you're moving through time.