Stationary Escapism

Options for exploration accommodate low budgets

Implications - Though consumers are becoming more cautious in their spending post-recession -- especially Millennial consumers who are known to carry debt -- the need for escapism and relaxation persists. To enable authentic adventures on a budget, a rise in simulated escapism can be seen. This moves beyond virtual reality to provide a 360-degree experience that speaks to the dire need for escape from a fast-paced society.
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Simulated Rainforest Hotels - Rosemont Hotel and Residences Will Offer Artificial Forests to Explore
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This Year and Hot 3,875 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 16
Simulated Rainforest Hotels
Rosemont Hotel and Residences Will Offer Artificial Forests to Explore
The Rosemont Hotel and Residences is a future conceptual hotel located in Dubai that is set to open its doors in 2018 and offer guests a slew of virtual and simulated experiences to explore,... [More]
Simulated Cloud Sculptures - The CLOUD Art Installation is Constructed from Recycled Lightbulbs
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Warm 1,766 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 16
Simulated Cloud Sculptures
The CLOUD Art Installation is Constructed from Recycled Lightbulbs
The CLOUD art installation is a project founded in recycling that’s object was to make a simulated cloud out of upcycled lightbulbs. The sculpture features dozens of white incandescent bulbs... [More]
Simulated Iceberg Installations - This National Building Museum Exhibit Will Explore Icebergs
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Warm 1,652 Clicks Pub: Mar 11, 16
Simulated Iceberg Installations
This National Building Museum Exhibit Will Explore Icebergs
The National Building Museum will soon be host to a simulated ice mountain exhibit dubbed ‘ICEBERGS.’ The installation planned for July 2nd to Sept 5th of this year will give guests... [More]
Simulated Aquarium Exhibits - The Newest Sea Life London Aquarium Attraction is Driven by AR
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Warm 1,426 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 16
Simulated Aquarium Exhibits
The Newest Sea Life London Aquarium Attraction is Driven by AR
‘Frozen Planet: Face to Face’ is the name of a dynamic new Sea Life London Aquarium attraction that’s been created in partnership with BBC Earth. Rather than showcasing animals in... [More]
Augmented Reality Rock Climbs - The Time Trial Experience Offers a Gamified Projection of the Sport
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Warm 1,355 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 16
Augmented Reality Rock Climbs
The Time Trial Experience Offers a Gamified Projection of the Sport
Rock climbing might now be a virtual reality experience that consumers of all level of expertise and skill can enjoy thanks to coder Jon Cheng’s latest project entitled Time Trial. The... [More]
Cyber Forest Simulators - This Forest Simulation Aids Assessments of Climate Change
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Average 367 Clicks Pub: Feb 26, 16
Cyber Forest Simulators
This Forest Simulation Aids Assessments of Climate Change
A group of scientists and researchers at Washington State University have created a spectacularly realistic cyber forest simulation that is capable of growing highly realistic forests, as part of a... [More]
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