67: Ready Player One – Virtual Reality for Going Back

Stephen Spielberg’s latest adventure movie is here and it’s based on the best selling, wildly successful, first novel of Ernest Cline. Kyle Willoughby is joined by DSRA’s producer and guest host, James Fouhey, to discuss virtual reality and the process behind turning a reference-rich science fiction novel into a producible film. James begins with virtual reality’s conceptual and practical origins and connects it to the latest surge in hardware for the home. Kyle then describes how Cline went from being a dissatisfied screenwriter to an author with a book being made into a Spielberg movie. Our hosts conclude with their thoughts on the film and the novel.