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Hallmarks of Future Sensory Entertainment

The "I's" have it.

While preparing for a presentation at the Beijing Film Academy's Advanced Innovation Center for Future Visual Entertainment, I considered what I would identify as the hallmarks of future visual entertainment (which could more appropriately be framed as "future sensory entertainment"). Being a fan of the Rule of Three, I settled on the following:

  • Immersive
  • Interactive
  • Intelligent

Of course, I couldn't stop there (especially once I noticed the "I's" had it), so I brainstormed "I" words and quickly accumulated these additional hallmarks of future sensory entertainment:

  • Imaginative
  • Inciteful
  • Inclusive
  • Independent
  • Indexed
  • Industrial
  • Inescapable
  • Innovative
  • Insecure
  • Insidious
  • Insistent
  • Inspirational
  • Instant
  • Institutional
  • Instructive
  • Insubordinate
  • Intangible
  • Integrated
  • Intense
  • Intercepted
  • Interconnected
  • Internal
  • International
  • Interpretive
  • Intimate
  • Intimidating
  • Intoxicating
  • Intrusive
  • Intuitive
  • Inundating
  • Invigorating
  • Inviting

All courtesy of mind events conveyed by Elon Musk’s neural lace or whatever Regina Dugan's folks at Facebook are cooking up. Hold onto your hats.

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Kevin is the author of AWN's Reality Bites blog, his musings on the art, technology and business of immersive media (AR, VR, MR) and AI. You can find Kevin's website at and he can be reached at