21 – The Future of VR and Learning to Drive in GTA V with Sugar Gamers’ Esha Todd

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Our little break behind us, we’re so happy to be back with our guest this week, Sugar Gamers writer and gaming/emerging technology futurist Esha Todd! Spencer and Jamie kick things off with a deep dive into the mysterious island of Die Gute Fabrik’s Mutazione — a breathtaking game about friendly mutants, small-town gossip, chosen family, and redefining our relationship to the earth. Omg, just typing this has me in my feels all over again.

Then we’re joined by the hilarious and effortlessly awesome Esha Todd, a writer and artist drawing on her experiences working with Apple, Makerbot, and Oculus to imagine the future of gaming and help people embrace emerging technology. Esha currently works for Sugar Gamers, a content creation hub and community founded in 2009 by Keisha Howard as a platform for women gamers that has since evolved into a diverse group of trendsetters and aficionados within the worlds of technology, gaming, and the arts. We chat about the power of immersion, how living in VR isn’t THAT far off from how we operate today, and how Grand Theft Auto V helped Esha process and move through her trauma with driving!

Plus: That time Spencer became a tree, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, mixed martial arts, and more!

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Side Quest

Rebuild Gaza’s Samir Mansour Book Store, organized by Mahvish Rukhsana and Clive Stafford Smith

https://gofund.me/e666bace Gaza’s largest and most beloved As a result of the complete siege on Gaza Strip, construction supplies are in extreme short supply and heavily inflated. Please donate generously and help Palestinians get books back. All funds will be given directly to Samir Mansour to rent new space and rebuild a new library and book shop.

 

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