Ready? Click play below to see one version of an orb.
The scene above with the orb is from the science fiction pop-culture favorite ‘Ready Player One.’ Since this blog is spoiler-free (a warning is given when necessary), the precise context for the scene in the video clip won’t be explored. However, an orb–or a globe–is a fascinating thing because it’s close to being a circle. And a circle has endless possibilities. Well, one possibility.
(Cue the drummer).
With that, there really is something quite magical about an orb this time of year. Take, for example, a snow globe.
What story do you want to tell within your life’s orb(ital)?
‘Ready Player One’ was an awesome movie experience–in 2D and 3D–visualized for the silver screen by legendary director Steven Spielberg from the literary imagination of Spielbergian author Ernest Cline. And the critical success, as well as the box office success, naturally sparks the question:
Will there be a ‘Ready Player Two’ film?
The comprehensive success of the film supports the notion of a sequel. Yes. But it’s the Oasis and what this wildly imaginative virtual world has become since the events of the first film or book (insert your storytelling preference here) that really justifies the necessity for an IMAX-sized sequel.
‘Ready Player Two’ with a bonanza of nineties pop-culture references?
The virtual world needs the Carlton dance and Kelly Kapowski.
You’re not seeing things:
Steven Spielberg is now a hologram.
Part of the story in Ready Player One is the exploration of the line between reality and virtual reality (VR) in society in 2045, centered in Columbus, Ohio. Rest assured that this blog won’t just reveal spoilers for film and TV without a bold, unmistakable disclaimer. For this specific blog post, have no worries as there are no film or story spoilers here.
Having said that, the special hologram version of Mr. Spielberg is the latest spotlight of the continued blurring of lines between reality and virtual reality that’s existed in various forms for some time now. This cool tech in the video above–also utilized in the original Star Wars trilogy from back in the ’70s and ’80s with Princess Leia–is an example of VR that can live harmlessly in reality.
points coins would’ve been given to Steven Spielberg and the team at IMAX if they could’ve created and then broadcasted the beloved storyteller’s avatar that would live in the Oasis.
BTW – If you have not seen Ready Player One directed by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg in theaters on the biggest screen possible, then you should probably get on that ASAP with IMAX.