New Yorkers are known for leading extremely busy lives. With so much to see and do all stuffed into one city, your diary can be full for a few years, if not decades. So, while you may have a long bucket list of things to do and see in and around the city, perhaps taking a new approach could be just the right incentive. Tap into the electronic aid of virtual reality, to be inspired anew by the city you love.


The Guggenheim Museum, New York City” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by trvlto

Live streaming for in the moment action

New Yorkers and world viewers are never too far from the action. All you have to do is turn to YouTube and check out the live streaming events going on around the city. Not only limited to gaming action, live streaming is the no scripted form of entertainment that makes you feel part of the hustle and bustle without having to walk the streets. It’s the adventure that comes to you.

As Sir Winston Churchill’s famous quote, extracted from his 1943 Harvard speech, states: “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” This is perhaps indicative of the accessibility of live streaming and virtual reality today. Live streaming now amounts for over two-thirds of internet traffic according to an article on the Go-Globe website, and this trend is set to increase by 2020.

The trend also reflects how people are interacting with technology and its usage in daily entertainment. YouTube’s live streaming of events like the SpaceX’s Launch, which received over two million views back in 2012 is just one part of the iceberg; gaming platform Twitch attracts just over a million viewers each week, while the world of iGaming has embraced live streaming for modern versions of old favorite table games.

For instance, the LeoVegas live casino experience follows the same protocols expected of any virtual gaming product, by providing a live entertainment platform. Casino gaming software is often created by large corporations, such as Evolution Gaming, Bet Construct, Amaya Gaming and many others. In live formats, players are able to actively engage in each section with the croupier. Roulette, poker, and blackjack are often the games of choice for live streaming.

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Virtual street reality at home

After a long day hailing taxis, enjoying a street hot dog or trying to lose yourself in Central Park, taking some breathing space could be the order of the day. While virtual tours appear to be designed for the virtual traveler living outside NY, there is no reason why local New Yorkers can’t partake in the 3D experience. Who knows, there might actually be something new that gets you out on your rest day Saturday.

You can awaken your curiosity by taking a look at the thousands of Earth Cam cameras dotted in and around the streets of New York. These allow you to really customize your experience through live streaming, giving you a view of what is happening at the exact moment on 5th Avenue, the sun rising behind the Brooklyn Bridge, the chaotic traffic of Time Square or the majesty of the modern World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, all from the comfort of your lazy boy.

Sometimes, all it takes is a different angle and to step back from life’s colorful mosaic to see a new side of the same painting.

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