Some of you will remember The Lawnmower Man, an early nineties sci-fi film in which James Bond experiments on his gardener with virtual reality. It wasn’t very good. Like Tron before it, the film left me feeling unimpressed with ‘VR’. It was cold, unrealistic and just daft looking. My ambivalence increased in the early noughties with the rise of virtual-world online gaming. The most popular of these was Second Life where users would socialise in nightclubs with rubberised perverts, and buy pixelated adidas with imaginary currency. Again, unimpressed. So until VR either dramatically improved or disappeared all together, I would remain cosy in my ignorance.

UX Principal, BBC. Former member of The Designers Republic and owner/director of Kiosk. http://davidkiosk.squarespace.com

UX Principal, BBC. Former member of The Designers Republic and owner/director of Kiosk. http://davidkiosk.squarespace.com