“I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” -Morpheus
This quote ran through my head as goggles took my eyes into darkness. A touch of a hand on my shoulder let me know that controls were being placed in my hands. I could hear directions being spoken my way, but they were faint and distant.
Suddenly I was standing on the corner of a balcony in some industrial hanger.
Welcome to virtual reality (VR). I was shown the door. Now I just had to walk through it.
I found myself playing archer while trying to keep the castle safe. I didn’t do so well. The castle was actually breached every single time. After much frustration it was time to go duck hunting. It was surreal to turn my head in any direction, and still get the 3D experience. My arms were growing tired. Who knew VR was such a workout? It turns out that I can shoot a virtual gun much better than use a virtual bow and arrow. Either way, my dad would have been proud!
The controls quickly turned into swords as I sliced a piece of fruit to determine my destiny. I have to say that Fruit Ninja quickly became my new favorite game. I loved listening to the swooshing of the swords as I sliced and diced the fruit that fell from above. This was a great stress reliever that I desperately needed!
There are many games and experiences to choose from these days. Your phone even becomes a virtual door with unlimited possibilities. As Morpheus is quoted, “I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” Whether you are doing virtual reality, or simply living in reality, I encourage you to always walk through the door. Otherwise, you would miss what great experience is waiting for you on the other side. Plus, the best thing about doors is they can always be closed if they are not the right one for you.
A girl just trying to find her way, stepping outside of her comfort zone, trying new things, and making new friends along the way!