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Apple Vision Pro Makes the Metaverse Inevitable

Join Bob as he addresses Metaverse skepticism, illustrating it as an unstoppable force in shaping our future. He explores human resistance to new realities and emphasizes the Metaverse as an extension of human experience. Highlighting Apple's Vision Pro, Cooney predicts a transformative impact on our digital interactions. The talk concludes with a vision of the Metaverse as a space that enriches life with limitless possibilities, urging the audience to embrace this new frontier with excitement and curiosity.

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An 8X entrepreneur with thirty-five years of experience launching emerging technology companies, Bob Cooney is widely referred to as the world's foremost expert on location-based virtual reality.

 

An Inc. 500 CEO with a successful NASDAQ IPO, Bob is the go-to-market strategist behind many of the world's most successful immersive entertainment products. Cooney mentors founders and executive teams of some of the top VR companies and helps operators choose the best VR products for their locations.

How to Evaluate Content for Your VR Attraction

August 11, 2019

For the last couple of months, I have been writing about how to select the perfect VR attraction for your location-based entertainment operation.  I’ve been encouraging operators to take a 360-degree approach, considering things like mindset, staff capability, physical attributes of your location, and the context of the consumer. At the center of all of these…

How Zoos and Aquariums can use VR to Connect with Millennials

August 5, 2019

Last week I wrote about how operators need to consider the context of the consumer when considering what VR attractions they offer. I used high end karting centers as an example, because the psychographics of the core consumer is highly competitive, and made specific recommendations for karting center operators. This week I circle back to…

VR for Karting Centers – The Customer is King

July 29, 2019

Location-based entertainment venues are adding VR attractions at a staggering pace.  For the last several years, VR was on the pre-chasm curve of the crossing the chasm model, with mostly Innovators and Early Adopters diving into this third wave of virtual reality attractions. At the annual IAAPA show last year in Orlando, there were over…

Is VR The Key to the Escape Room Profit Puzzle?

July 22, 2019

Escape Rooms are the newest location-based entertainment segment to embrace virtual reality and one where the value proposition is the strongest. Escape rooms harken back to ancient Greece, where labyrinths were a part of mythology.  The athenian hero Theseus had to navigate a labyrinth to find and kill the Minotaur. Hedge mazes were popular with…

Aquariums, Zoos and Science Centers – The Perfect Fit

July 15, 2019

For the last two weeks, I have been writing about how various locations should be looking at virtual reality to help narrow down the selection process of VR attractions. There are so many types of VR attractions now, with more coming on the market every month, that it can bewilder even the most experienced operator.…

Theme Parks, Casinos and Malls – Where Does VR Make Sense?

July 8, 2019

Last week I wrote about how the attributes of your location can help inform the virtual reality attraction your select. I covered VR Arcades, Family Entertainment Centers, and Trampoline parks.  This week I continue this thinking and include Theme Parks, Shopping Centers, and Casinos. Theme Parks were early adopters of VR despite the inherent throughput…

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