What is the Future of VR Domes?

“Immersive large-scale Fulldome VR Environments have the capacity to affect Positive Social Outcomes”.    — Pacific Domes

What does the future of immersive and interactive Virtual Reality (VR) environments look like for VR Projection Domes? Is it a world where the borders between our natural reality and the world of artificial intelligence is blurred – thereby, rendering the real world indistinguishable from the virtual world? You decide!

A Futuristic World Where VR meets A.I.

According to Google’s Ray Kurzweil, the Singularity (when A.I. merges with human intelligence) “is just around the corner, with true full immersion virtual reality beginning around the 2030’s. True full immersion VR will involve something akin to nanobots − robots the size of human blood cells that will enter our bloodstream and interact with our brains and nervous systems. These nanorobots will have the capacity to shut down inputs to our senses from the real world, replacing them with signals from the virtual world, instead.”


The Critical Choice-point: Is Robotic & Nanobot Technology Disruptive?

While there’s no denying that modern research is uncovering many wonderful, beneficial applications for robotic and nanorobotic (nanobot) technology, if you’re among those wondering whether this technology will be disruptive to our biofields (scientific definition of our ‘energy fields’), you’re not alone. There’s sufficient independent scientific evidence to suggest that we are at a junction point in our evolution as a human species ― the more technology we have, the more we will need nature to balance and protect our biofields.

As scientific research uncovers how technology impacts our environment, personal health and well-being, many caution that as we prepare to move into even deeper levels of entertainment and information it’s time to take a closer look at the trade-offs we are making each and every day. If we are to move responsibly into the future, we need to address our commitment to walking in balance with our natural world…

Richard Louv

The future will belong to the Nature-Smart ― those individuals, families, businesses and political leaders, who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world; and, who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” ― Richard Louv, author of the best-selling book, “Last Child in the Woods… Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

The Next Wave of VR Entertainment & Education is Here!

So, how does the futuristic VR dome environment differ from our current definition of immersive virtual reality? Pacific Domes and cutting-edge digital tech collaborators, such as, Obscura Digital and Vortex Immersion Media have been working hard to steer the next wave of entertainment and education towards a positive timeline by bridging the gap between our natural evolution in human consciousness and emerging technologies.

Surpassing IMAX’s old-style projectors by replacing them with interactive digital computer graphics projected onto large-format domed screens, media and entertainment engineer, inventor, scientist, artist and entrepreneur, Ed Lantz – Vortex Immersion Media, continues to astound the world with his visionary skills.

Vortex Immersion Media: As an internationally recognized pioneer and leading authority in immersive experiences for mega-size audiences, Vortex Dome LA stands among Ed Lantz’s many accomplishments. Ed is also, an active board member with the Center for Conscious Creativity.

Ed Lantz - Vortex Immersion Media

Located in the heart of downtown LA, Vortex Dome™ is the first immersive commercial event tent to host a wide variety of large-scale arts-&-entertainment co-productions, including live stage shows and fine arts 360° cinema theater performances. The 50’ diameter dome accommodates 150 removeable seats, has an 18’ x 24’ modular stage, 20K lumen Baco DLP projectors and 5.1 surround sound. 

360 Projection: Pacific Domes & Vortex Immersion

Our Complete 360° VR Projection Domes are dedicated to the advancement of Highly Immersive Virtual Environments for Entertainment and Education.” ― Pacific Domes, Inc.

Obscura Digital 360 projection dome

Uplevel Your Audience Experience

With old technology, people experienced VR in isolation. You strap on a headset and headphones and are instantly transported into a virtual environment – but wait, doesn’t this disconnect you from the people around you? Isn’t it much like dancing by yourself… not much fun, right?

In a 360° VR dome environment, your audience is right smack in the middle of the story. This involves use of one’s natural and real senses. And, the best part is that your audience remains captivated and engaged during the entire immersive and interactive experience. 

Example: An award-winning leader in VR Projection, you’ll find Pacific Domes at such mega events as the Coachella Music Festival to name just one. The Antarctic Dome at Coachella ― Obscura Digital (1:26 min.)

Coachella Event Dome

Tell your Story and Thrill your audience with personalized visual adventures that inspire, educate and expand awareness. Harness the power of 360° VR projection to foster organic emotional connections in a VR dome projection theater by Pacific Domes

 Setting the Stage for Your Story

Event organizers know that you want to create an event where you can take people to the heart of your story. With old technology, you have about a minute to grab your audience’s attention before they start looking down at their devices.

What if you could harness the power of people’s sensory inputs and take them on an immersive, multisensory journey? Setting the stage for eclectic storytelling performances, the Vortex Dome™, an iconic projection mapping dome at Los Angeles Center Studios has been doing just that, since 2010. 

Storytelling in a projection mapping dome isn’t something you can experience at home – or, for that matter, on any flat surface display. Weaving the magic of storytelling onto the dome’s non-flat surface with awesome visual presentations, a 360° projection mapping dome shapes images that draw audiences from far and wide.   

Futuristic Uses of Immersive 360° Virtual Reality (VR) Event Domes

 “Your marketing strategy deserves the best when it comes to event planning!”

Are you prepared for the future of VR Projection? Are you prepared to enhance and elevate your audience’s experience, tell your story or host your event using the latest technological advancements in the entertainment and education industry?

“Where Imagination Stops, Ours Begins.”   Obscura Digital 

Projection Dome Gif at night

If your goal is to create an awesome sense of space that provides an effective venue for your unique marketing strategy, a portable VR dome projection theater needs to be at your next event. In a VR Dome, viewers will be surrounded by IMAX size images, lending exceptional creative possibilities to ensure that your event will remain the focal point.

VR Fulldome Uses:  

Here’s just a snapshot of how VR projection domes are transforming the digital landscape by means of the rapidly growing media of projection mapping:

Illumination Domes

Illumination Event Tent

“Our Illumination Domes are perfect for outdoor festivals, events and parties.”  — Pacific Domes, Inc.

Let the Show Begin with Illumination Domes… Captivating attendees thru the magic of 360° projection, Illumination Domes light up night skies for miles around. One unique feature event planners love is the translucent Event-Lite fabric, capable of projecting images both inside and outside. An affordable option, Illumination Domes are Projection Domes without a projection liner.

Event-Lite architectural fabric is lightweight for ease of setup, and perfect for nighttime digital projections. Made from breathable 100% tightly woven polyester (7 oz./sq. yard), Event-Lite is fire retardant and mildew resistant. Event-Lite has a matte finish and is available in a variety of colors.

Projection Domes, Planetariums & Spheres

Pacific Domes’ Projection Domes create the perfect immersive environment for Theaters and Planetariums. Research shows that domes provide the ideal surface for projection mapping and acoustics. VR Projection Domes employ high-powered projectors to full advantage in delivering spectacular scalability.

Planetarium Dome - Pacific Domes

Coming to a Planetarium Dome Near You… “NASA’s Journey to Mars” could be coming to your neighborhood in the near future, as part of ‘The Next Giant Leap’ in the NASA campaign to educate adults and children alike about the past, present and future of manned space flight.

The children we teach and inspire today could be among the first humans to walk on Mars. To learn more about how you can acquire “NASA’s Journey to Mars” for use in your area, including programs and grant’s that might qualify your district for a Planetarium Dome, visit NASA Learning Resources.

Corporate • Tradeshows • Product Launches • Promotional Tours

Welcome to the persuasive power of Immersive Environments where your next event is sure to be a big hit.  Immersive Environments are the cornerstone of Visually Immersive Virtual Reality (VIVR) Projection Domes and Augmented Virtual Reality Event Domes by Pacific Domes.

Luxury Event Dome

Art & Music • VR Gaming • Sports • Movie Sets & Film Studios

VR Gaming… What’s the best VR gaming platform? The portability, durability and ease of set-up makes VR Domes the perfect gaming platform.

Pacific Domes’ portable Gaming Domes are all about the spatial 360° projection experience with their powerful and constantly evolving immersive and interactive technology. Pacific Domes’ geodesic-engineered domes are a perfect complement to the latest Gaming technology, transporting your attendees into a magical Virtual Reality Experience that will leave a memorable impression long after the gaming event is over.

GameTap Dome
Gametap gaming dome with 360 projections

VR Domes in Entertainment and Education

Star Wars Technology… A Look at the Latest in VR Entertainment & Education

“Scientists are one step closer to turning science fiction into reality. A new 3-D display system by researchers in Canada, is able to transmit a full-size, 360° image of a human that can be seen without any special gadgets like headsets or fast-moving mirrors. The futuristic technology could usher in a new era of ultra-realistic ‘telepresence’, ranging from remote participation in meetings and conferences to virtual on-stage appearances at concerts.”

Other Innovative Uses: Art Installations, Festivals, Floating Domes, Ice Bars & Roof Top Lounges, Fashion Shows, Private Parties, Special Occasions, Weddings and more.

Public spaces for collaborative event entertainment venues has increased in popularity during the last few years and it’s easy to see why. Starting with basic geodesic construction, portable geodome structures look elegant, are extremely sturdy and offer unlimited design opportunities to create the ideal immersive environment for your event.

Virtual Reality AI

Pacific Domes award-winning domes, in concert with multi-media partners, have been on the cutting edge of immersive dome environments, impacting the event industry for many decades. Together, they create multi-sensory immersive environments for interactive learning and entertainment experiences. 

Domes have an excellent capacity for projection and lighting innovation, and the spherical design naturally amplifies sound.  There’s no interference from center beams in the staging arena, and the overhanging truss system becomes the perfect housing for 360⁰ lighting and sound to capture the audience experience.

The spherical design of a Virtual Reality Dome encapsulates the largest volume of interior space with the least amount of surface area, and is suited to all types of terrains.  When the dome’s diameter is doubled it will quadruple its square footage and yield eight times its volume, thus saving on materials and cost.

While ensuring a light eco-footprint, the fetching combination of Pacific Domes 360° VR projection domes and cutting-edge technology transports your viewing audience into a magical IMAX-size experience.

VR Dome - Pacific Domes

Based in Ashland Oregon, the dome manufacturer offers rapidly deployable Projection Domes, Planetarium Domes and Amphitheater Domes that are a gorgeous work of geodesic engineering. 

Large-scale VR Domes have become the latest sensation with event planners and audiences alike. In conclusion, VR Projection and VR Projection Dome Theaters are made for each other; but, don’t take our word for it, do your own research to learn more about harnessing the power of VR Projection Domes for your next spectacular event.

Projection Domes Brochure - Pacific Domes

Blazing the trail since 1980 with 40+ years of industry expertise. When your event depends on timely delivery, you can count on Pacific Domes proven track record.