Past, Present, Future English | Advancing Video Game Technology | 67
Technology changes quickly. Emma found an old video game and she talks with Luke about the past, present, and future of video game technology.
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Welcome to a past, present, future English conversation with Dialogue Frog. So, I was cleaning my room the other day.
Yes. And I found something extraordinary.
Was it Socrates' last bagel?
No, it wasn't that old, but almost.
It was a Nintendo GameBoy Color, which just dated me, I guess. But it got me to thinking about how much technology, video game TV, computer technology has advanced during our lifetimes.
Yeah, for sure.
Well, and I guess in your case too, there's a l-, there's been advancements in technology for music software and all of that as well.
That's true. Although it's- music software seems like it's been more of like a, a um, like they just keep adding on to it. Like it stays the same. They keep adding on. Whereas video games seems like they're always trying to outdo the next generation.
Yeah. So, uh, do you have any current consoles?
I have the Nintendo Switch.
And you have older Nintendos also.
How do you, do you think that with each new Nintendo, that it's a better video game experience? Like when you play the game, it's more fun now than it was before?
That's really, it just depends so much on each game and how they utilize the engine of the console. Um, so I think it's a case by case, uh, answer.
So just because the technology is more advanced doesn't mean it's a better game.
What do you think about like, the future of, let's say video games. So video game technology. What do you think video games will be like in two years?
Um, I think there will be a, um, just, I think the thing about the kind of all encompassing, um, what's the word I'm looking for?
Are you talking about the world maps? Or virtual reality?
Yeah, virtual reality. I think that is kind of not gonna be as prevalent. And I think it's gonna to be a continual refinement on the like graphics side.
So, that's- in- in the next two years, you're saying it'll just be a refinement of graphics with less focus on virtual reality. What about in 20 years?
I could see like places where people, people going to like these kind of new arcade things where, um, like if you think like some of the, um, like Google maps style technology can be used to track people. I think what I'm trying to say is that I think people there'll be things to scan people and put them into the game. So they have a more kind of like virtual reality, except it's not dependent on the person wearing a headset is what I'm trying to say.
It's oh, that's more like the augmented reality where it's it's about the person in the environment, but then technology assists in giving like a different experience with the environment.
Huh. Interesting. All right. Well, this has been an interesting conversation about technology with past, present, and future English with Dialogue Frog. For transcripts, vocabulary lists, please visit our website dialoguefrog.com.
Nintendo GameBoy Color
all of that
stays the same
case by case
just because....doesn't mean...
I could see...