With virtual reality growing and becoming more of a hot topic for game designers, Michael Mally and his business partner Nick Alsis are doing all they can to prepare themselves for new revolutionary technology by bringing in accessories for the virtual reality headsets.
“We have found that when something becomes news, you have to be the first to develop merchandise for that product,” says Mally. What Michael J. Mally is saying is with a something as new and hot as virtual reality, developing accessories for the product is great business. We saw this happen with the release of the iPhone; plugins and cases that allowed you to use your phone as a game controller and even cooler charging cables. With the iPad we saw attachment keyboards to use the tablet as a laptop.
With virtual reality, we believe we can expect to see head accessories to improve the users comfort or even special headphone replacements to improve the sound of the virtual experience. These are just a few of what we are hoping manufactures are going to be bringing to the hot new gaming environment once VR is stable.
Remember when your mother would tell you that nothing could be achieved from playing games? Oh, how far from the truth she is in our current day and age with the advances games have taken in the last 27 years.
Today, games have taught children how to read and write as well as how to solve basic math problems. There are even games from children to teach them how to code programs! It seems more industries are catching on to this educational game bandwagon and riding it for as long as they can in an attempt to inspire, teach or motivate children. The military has taken the uses of gaming to teach their pilots how to fly planes and their soldiers how to train for combat. Some professionals, such as Karl Jobst DDS, have thought of the concept of producing a game to encourage children to brush their teeth and what would happen to their teeth if they didn’t take proper care of them.
Future technologies, such as virtual reality that is currently a nearly perfect work in progress, will allow developers to be more creative and personal with the games they develop intended to educate allowing a much more in depth and immersive learning experience.
Economists from John Maynard Keynes to Lloyd S. Shapley have applied the principles of game theory to investment strategy as a means of explaining why the value of a particular stock may fluctuate to such a perplexing degree. Keynes explained the role of game theory and stock market investing by creating a metaphorical beauty contest held through a newspaper. Investors Underground, a day trading community in which members freely exchange strategic principles and support each other’s investment efforts through a variety of methods, believes understanding the nature of Keynes’ newspaper contest reveals an important truth about successful investment strategies.
In the contest created by Keynes, readers of the newspaper would be tasked with selecting the six most beautiful faces from among 100 total photographs, with the caveat being that only those who are able to pick the most popular choices would be declared a winner. Investors Underground explained that Keynes used this metaphorical example to demonstrate that the majority of investors are not concerned with choosing a stock they personally believe to be the best, nor are they concerned with choosing a stock the majority of people believe to be best. Instead, investors are often choosing a stock based on a convoluted third degree principle, or what they believe the majority of people will believe to be the majority opinion.