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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