Although these technologies are rapidly developing, few have thought of ways to combine them and augment our memory. Most of these technologies are currently being developed for the game design industry, bring the virtual world to the physical world. It's an exciting prospect that one day this technology could be used to surpass spatial limits, allowing people to physically exist together while apart.
I first looked to my professional training in 3D modeling for answers. 3D printing is now available in many materials other than plastic, people 3D print wood, metal and even concrete. It's not hard to imagine that one day we could print textures that are realistic to the human brain. However, waiting for a scanned model to print could take hours, therefore it was not a valid prototyping idea for the final envisioned product. I then looked to haptic technology, VR gloves, and generally the idea that we don't have to be actually touching a material for our brains to think we are. Through research on VR gloves, I decided that to make the brain believe that it's experiencing another context, there needs to be a physical representation of entering another environment.
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