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What Is On My Virtual Bucket List?

A while back I wrote a blog about Virtual Reality technology and it got me thinking; what things could I do via VR technology to make sure I achieve everything on my list. For those of you who are not familiar with the concept of a bucket list it quite simply is a list of things you want to experience before you kick the proverbial bucket. If like most of us you have maxed out your yearly 401k/Roth contributions and now have a healthy bucket list funding war chest then achieving everything on your list should not be a problem. If, however, you have no idea how you are going to pay your bills let alone fund extravagant list items when you retire, VR may be the best thing available.

When I originally researched VR I thought that the few titles that were available with the various headsets were the only experiences available in VR Land. I was wrong. It turns out that as the tech has grown so have the secondary market offerings. Through various online video streaming sites thousands of VR ready videos have surfaced and can be easily accessed via your mobile smart phone. As most available VR headsets are designed to use your smart phone, it seems expanding your bucket list is as easy as a good search engine and the click of a mouse.

After perusing many of the net’s offerings I have picked these ten things to do (virtually) before my foot meets that inevitable water pail:

1) Holiday Tour of the Whitehouse
2) Jump into the Grand Canyon
3) Ride the worlds scariest roller coasters
4) Sailing a yacht in the gulf of Thailand
5) Skydiving ( I am SO not doing that in real life)
6) Fly a fighter jet
7) Swim with great white sharks
8) Kayak in the Alaskan wilderness
9) Attend the Tommorowland Festival
10) Drive a Lamborghini

My bucket list is growing as fast as my finger can click the mouse and it turns out that with the help of VR I will see and do more than I ever thought possible, or that my meager bank account may have allowed me to. So grab your phone and experience the world in your pajamas, it’s never too early to start making your own list. Happy hunting!

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30 thoughts on “My Virtual Bucket List

  1. Kerry Vital says:

    Never thought about achieving some of my bucket list items through virtual reality! What a great idea!

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  2. onejanedoe says:

    You know, as much as I figured this was coming, and looked forward to its possibilities, I can’t help but feel a little sorry that it won’t be long until you can experience a wide variety of exciting adventures without ever really experiencing them. See, the part in that statement where, “you never really experience them,” is what’s got me bugged and dragging my heals on jumping headlong into my nearest virtual reality headset. I can’t help but worry that one of two things, or even both, might happen. One), real life exploring might start to seem a little too “boring” after several of these virtual adventures and will cause people to go to greater and more dangerous lengths to find thrills in reality, and two} being able to experience things virtually, will stop me, and others, from doing things the old fashioned way and getting more out of them physically and health wise. Maybe I’m just being true to my change hating nature in trying to postpone technological advancement by looking for flys in the ointment. Or maybe I’m on to something?

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    1. Hi onejanedoe, you have a valid point. There will be some people who like trying out new experiences through VR, some people who just want to try out VR to experience it, some people who physically just cannot participate in certain activities and VR will provide them the chance to experience something which otherwise they would not have, also people who prefer to do things in real life but maybe want to compare their experiences with how they compare in VR. Then there will be those who prefer the safety or privacy of their home so they can be themselves in their VR experiences. There will also be those who will absolutely be opposed to VR. You definitely have a great point and there is nothing old fashioned about your comment 🙂 It’s just people being people! Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  3. roisterous says:

    I like the idea of participating in things without endangering yourself or others in a physical sense, as well as not actually having to shell out a ridiculous sum of cash. I would go to the pyramids in Egypt and go to Paris, France as well. While in Paris if I had to pick one specific place to go, I would probably pick the tomb of the unknown soldier.

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  4. Lana says:

    I wouldn’t replace an actual, real-life experience with a VR one. However there are instances when resources (money) would hinder you from achieving your list. Like, say, driving a Lambo. Or an experience that is just simply out of reach, like becoming an astronaut at the space station. But, sailing through the Thai gulf or kayaking at the Alaskan wilderness aren’t far-fetched. I’d rather work hard to make them happen.

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  5. Kath says:

    I would like to star in a Hollywood movie. Can VR make that possible? I mean, I wanna experience acting alongside top actors, not necessarily seeing the movie itself with me in it.

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    1. What a great idea for a VR product!

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  6. Alexio Desmond says:

    I guess if going there physically isn’t exactly possible virtual visits will help. Going to the sun,seeing the fourth dimension kissing Aaliyah.But you list looks more interesting.

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  7. Mau T. says:

    Wow, I never really thought about pre-checking the things on your bucket list via VR. Interesting concept especially if you are not sure if you want to do something or not. It will definitely help with decision making.

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  8. That’s a very interesting bucket list. I love the idea of doing something you wouldn’t actually do via VR. I’d never actually jump out of a plane on purpose but I might do it with the help of VR. Thanks for the great ideas!

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    1. Welcome and thank you for the comment! 🙂

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  9. Alvin B. says:

    Having the ability to be in situations and places where one has less or no chance to be in sounds pretty awesome! Having used VR systems and seen others react to it, its all becoming quite Matrix-y to me. I am both thrilled and nervous about the possibilities from the technology.

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  10. Jhei says:

    An impressive bucket list! How about this list from a child-like mind: 1- A free-roaming ride on the back of Toothless the dragon, Blackjack the pegasus, or a Potter broomstick, 2- A ride in a transport cart in the Gringotts Bank underground, 3- An ocean tour, over and underwater, on one of Percy Jackson’s hippocampus… At least I know some of my kids would love these… Oh! How about making these VR experiences interactive. Now that is gonna be one wild ride!

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  11. I like the swim with the sharks one. For me, riding a motorcycle and finding an open space to shoot some floating discs are high on my list.

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  12. Annise says:

    Well Wirtual Reality open a new hole world, not just porn dudes jajaja!!!!

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  13. Ingrid says:

    To experience in VR all the things that you know you will never be able to do in real life must be interesting, like the skidiving, I mean, I would never do something like that either, but must be funny in VR.

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  14. Deejay Dayton says:

    A very interesting idea. Travel without leaving one’s home. Experience thrills in safety. I think I would still really want to actually visit the places I want to go to. A lot that is not just seeing things, but interacting with people from other lands. But when it comes to something like skydiving or swimming with sharks, that would be fun to do in perfect safety.

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  15. Yuen Ling Elaine Au Yeung says:

    “Through various online video streaming sites thousands of VR ready videos have surfaced and can be easily accessed via your mobile smart phone” What I think that, mobile app might be one of marketing tool for VR, it is so good to download an app for online games.

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  16. luffyzorro2012 says:

    Sounds like Ironman Tech well one thing is sure the possibilities are enndless which is virtually your imagination. One quetion though what will safe guard us from going crazy? Seriously because I have seen animes like SAo and accel world where in people are so into it that they go crazy. I am maybe talking farfetch here but still its not that far off .

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    1. It’s true, possibilities are endless and limited to technological advancements. What we feel may happen is, like you said, this technology will become very addictive and may have an adverse affect if not used in moderation. Thank you for your comment.

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  17. Anna says:

    Now this is the first time even that I have even heard of a virtual bucket list. This sounds like a new term. Very creative and thought-provoking!

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  18. Courtney says:

    “Skydiving ( I am SO not doing that in real life)” Ahh don’t be a scaredy cat c’mon you can do it! The trick is just not to think to much and like Nike says “Just do it!”

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  19. Kay-la-la says:

    Being able to fulfill a fantasy wish list via virtual reality opens up a whole new world in terms of bucket lists. Just think about it. All the things that you may have wanted to do but know in reality you can’t for whatever reason, becoming possible? Eegads, the skies the limit, or should I say “not the limit?” All of a sudden my bucket list goes from “making sure I say ‘I love you’ to all my friends and family before I die,” turns into, “say I love you to Keanu Reeves and a few other hotties while they are looking passionately into my eyes.” Sorry mom and dad, but you guys can do that for real (without the passion part), I’m saving my virtual reality spending coins for someone famous and a lot better looking.

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  20. luffyzorro2012 says:

    If I have this system I will create a superhero character if the system allows it. Honestly Yes it is geeky but I always dreamed to be the likes of DC and Marvel heroes even if it is just in an augmented reality .

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    1. Great idea! Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Aram says:

    I would like to ride like a warrior on a lion’s back in the jungle. Can’t possibly do that in real life without losing some limbs, but I can do it in virtual reality!

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  22. theramenboi says:

    Virtual Reality Bucket List?! This sounds a bit bogus to me… lol… i dunno… i might go on VR to watch films… play stupid games and such… But to go on VR and live my dreams?! they’re already dream destinations to begin with… i’d rather work my ass out and pay the experience to go to Bora Bora and Machupichu… i dunno with you but i aint feeling this… i love VR… dont get me wrong… but it’s all just for fun… not for REAL LIFE EXPERIENCES

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  23. VirtualBABE says:

    WOW!!! this really is a great idea… going places… living life the fast paced way… im a single mom juggling 2 jobs and i dont have much time and money to spend with travels and experiences… i think this is the best way for me to get out of my usual routine and just try new things… well… im really not that tech savvy and i think by this i can practice even more on things that are advanced… im excited to start my own list of VR places and experiences to try out… thanks for this!!! im so hyped up!!!

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  24. Dannie says:

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up?

    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would
    cost a pretty penny? I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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    1. Hi Dannie, it takes a lot of dedication and continued efforts even when it seems no one is reading your blog posts. Basically, to start off will need a place to host your weblog (there are many good places like wordpress.com and wordpress.org) you will need a topic for your blog that you will focus on and stay on this topic the course of your blog. Statistics show that the average time for a blog to take off is anywhere between 9 months to 2 years. Having said that spending money on advertising does help a lot. I hope this helps. If you have any other questions and we can answer let us know!

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