Virtual reality (VR) is one of the most exciting trends in the technology industry. Its applications are without limits. Many people await VR games consoles and VR integrations with products such as Google Glass. However, VR is already being brought to life. A company known as Two Bit Circus has created a high-tech circus, a micro amusement park combining the best of VR, video games, and circus events. A company known as Two Bit Circus has created a high-tech circus, a micro amusement park combining the best of VR, video games, and circus events.
The High-Tech Circus
Two Bit Circus is a giant amusement park in Los Angeles that is a blend of carnival, video arcade, and VR experiences. It is a utopia for video game and amusement park lovers, offering a large variety of fun and games for everybody. It is a mini amusement park and a fully-fledged interactive environment to bring people together using the latest technology. Many have described the experience as going to a miniature Disneyland, with robots and VR products replacing Daffy Duck and Walt Disney.
Initially, this ‘carnival’ was mobile, but it became impractical to keep moving the high-tech circus from place to place. A permanent location was needed to really grow and develop the high-tech circus to its fullest capacity.
Two Bit Circus is certainly not the only one disrupting the entertainment industry. Hideaway Circus is a traditional circus without any high tech gadgets or robots in the show. However, it brings the circus to people in their homes. People can ‘stream’ the circus from the comfort of their living rooms using a VR headset.
This will have huge implications for the circus industry. People do not have to go into a sandy tent with hundreds of other people, trying to get parking in urban centers. There is no risk with moving lions, monkeys, and birds from place to place. Even the actors can simply come to a fixed location, and people can view the show live or at a later date.
Other Benefits of the High-Tech Circus
This type of circus has cost and efficiency advantages. Additionally, it can greatly enhance the user experience. People can pause or rewind the show, and see it from different angles. They can catch an explosion in mid-air and observe all of the fragments. They can also view flames and acrobatic movements in slow motion. Sound can be amplified or changed with various soundtracks. The possibilities are endless.