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What is REALity?

The reality of seeing Ready Player One’s visually stunning virtual reality world is coming to a theater near us all very soon.

And as this week has been dedicated to this film’s highly-anticipated release, let’s dive right into a recent interview with legendary director Steven Spielberg, actress Olivia Cooke, and actor Tye Sheridan.

These days, the line between reality and virtual reality seems to be moving ever closer towards a gray zone (ironically). The fictional, dystopian future portrayed in Ready Player One seems to reveal an immersive world between reality and virtual reality, yet one that hints at distinguishing reality from virtual reality.

Welcome to a world perfectly built for Steven Spielberg.

Ready Player One arrives in movies theaters tomorrow, March 29.

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Happy Monday!

If Steven Spielberg doesn’t get you motivated on a Monday, then I don’t know who can…

Ready Player One premieres in movie theaters later this week (Tickets: Check). And if there’s another book that’s more perfectly written for Steven Spielberg to direct–I’m actually not sure that alternative book exists.

Bottom line: Ready Player One looks uniquely special for Steven Spielberg.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

Virtual Reality’s Impending Prize

We’re one day closer to March 29, 2018, with a brand new trailer…

Ready Player One has the challenge of following a highly-acclaimed book, but with one minor advantage:

Its director is Steven Spielberg.

The VR-centric story set in a dystopian future in Columbus, OH-IO splits time between the real world and an imaginative pop culture-rich virtual reality. The latter is filled with familiar throwbacks to iconic video games, music, and cinematic masterpieces in their own rights (ie-Back to the Future and Jurassic Park, to name just a couple). While this virtual reality purposely appears surreal, VR’s increasing role in modern society seems inevitable once a few codes are cracked for taking this experience mainstream in the coming years and decades.

Is this good? Bad? Somewhere in between? Time will ultimately tell with our ever-evolving relationship and fluid connectivity with deeply personal customizable technology. Regardless, a monstrous, life-altering prize awaits in the third act of Ready Player One.

However, will virtual reality lead society to an equally grand and illustrious prize down the road? Will currently living in Columbus, Ohio offer an exclusive key to this future?

There are just so many real questions to ponder…

maybe this is where virtual answers come into play?

It’s Monday

“Pure Imagination,” as sung by the late Gene Wilder as the title character in 1971s cinematic masterpiece Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, is an untouchable classic. That’s a universal truth for a variety of reasons. And yet, the filmmakers behind 2018s Ready Player One used a new version of the aforementioned song in their latest trailer that may succeed as a worthy runner-up.

An old song is ready to be played for a new generation.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week.