Voyager [easyazon-link asin=”B003TNO1AA” locale=”us”] Treadmill [/easyazon-link] allows you to create an immersive social running experience as well as play games while you run. The design by II-Seop Yoon is a futuristic utopia for dedicated runners and includes voice control, huge touchscreen technology, and a motion-controlled remote.
The Voyager allows the runner to chose between three basic modes: travel, sports and game. In travel mode, users can choose any roadway or path they wish from street views of NY to the forests of California. It also offers self quantification and feedback allowing the runners to gauge their progress. Set the Voyager to sports mode and it enables the running experience to become a social event. The Voyager uses built-in cameras to create real-time images allowing friends, family and (strangers?) with their own Voyager treadmill to appear ahead or behind you upon the same track.
Game mode uses a suite of apps and programs allowing runners to take part in a runner-style game similar to Temple Run. Simply create your avatar and design your own running experience.
We are living longer than ever and exercise is a critical component in the recipe of longevity. Why not make exercise a social event and something you look forward to instead of dread? As future technologies become less expensive and as [easyazon-link asin=”B009LL9VDG” locale=”us”] computer [/easyazon-link] get smaller we will see our industrial and living spaces changed into a technological utopias filled with [easyazon-link asin=”B0074FGNJ6″ locale=”us”] Television [/easyazon-link] that recognize your voice and face, office and lounge chairs that collect your weight and heart rate and smart refrigerators that can cook, shop and clean for you…we hope.
The future of human experience and interaction with everyday machines will take on new layers of meaning and investment. We will be immersed in a techno socially conscious environment where work will feel like play.