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Pushing the limit with technology

Eli Roach

If you take a trip to any of the big cities today, you will see people with headsets on, swinging their arms, out of touch with the world.

They claim that these headsets are going to make humans reach a new level of productivity, but with the launch of the new Apple Vision Pro, people are falling into the trap of the false reality of technology.

This false reality has been a growing issue for years now, where you can spend hours upon end in a domain that no one else can see. Now that the Apple Vision Pro is available to the public, it is going to push this issue over the edge.

With old technology, most people would only use headsets like this for a few hours at most, and then take it off and return to what’s real. Now, many people will wear these headsets for hours and hours upon end, even for full days.

This is more likely to reduce human productivity rather than raise it.

With the Vision Pro, a person can do just about anything on the internet without leaving their couch. They can play games, watch movies, and even do work, without moving at all. This is just going to cause more lazy people instead of being used as a tool for more efficient work. You can even order food with a couple waves of your hand.

At this rate, it won’t be long before our world looks like the story Ready Player One, where people rarely leave the house, and everyone is worried about a world you can only see through a headset. The real world spoils, with pollution like we could never imagine, and it’s because all people care about is technology.

On the off chance that these headsets aren’t abused for people to be lazy, Apple has addressed that the Vision Pro could be dangerous to wear in daily life.

They say to only wear it in controlled environments. However, owners of the Vision Pro wear it everywhere, and I have even seen people cross the street wearing a pair. I think it is safe to assume that we will see an increase in mindless incidents of people getting injured from being distracted by these headsets.

Aside from all the reasons not to use the Vision Pro, it comes with a HEFTY price tag. Even if you go with the cheapest option, it is still going to run you $3,500.

This is  absolutely absurd in comparison to any other virtual reality headset. You are essentially paying for the Apple logo on the box. Why would anyone pay $3,500 for a headset?

There is really no way to utilize this technology well, so instead, maybe we should stick with what’s real.

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Eli Roach
Eli Roach, Multimedia Staff
My name is Eli Roach and I’m a part of the multimedia staff for Smoke Signals. I love soccer, music, and food. I play for GRC boys soccer, but for now you can find me on the IR. Outside of soccer I enjoy hanging out with my friends, spending time at the Rowland Arts Center downtown, and eating at MOD Pizza in Hamburg. Fun Fact: Joby Mitmesser (Managing Editor) and I have been to MOD so many times that the workers know us by name. Also, regardless of what Liam Parido says, I am the best dressed member of Smoke Signals staff.

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