It seems so obvious now. I honestly can’t understand how I’ve never given any thought to how technology will effect sports in the future. I’m not talking about instant replay or anything like that. What I mean is that there is already an effort to design “technological enhancements” into real-life sports activities. One day we may have real-world sports that take advantage of video game-like virtual technology!
And what really excites me is the possibility of new sports developing that have technology included in their development. We could see a future where new sports exist where tech is fundamental to the game. Fighting sports might become like a real-life Street Fighter with special moves. Could this technology mean the birth of hybrid gaming/viewing entertainment where actors are controlled by players who watch and vote on the game? Sort of a Survivor/American Idol type of thing.
Whatever comes from this early step into “augmented sports” it will probably be the athletic/gaming entertainment of the future, and over time will probably cause the demise of traditional sports. What, you’re telling me you wouldn’t pick real-life Tron tournaments over Tennis? Yeah, you would!