2015 - 2020

Use this timeline to get a perspective of the scale of time and historical events relative to what happened between 2015 (the year in which GottaCon Retro Gaming Weekend is set) and the present year, 2077.

Clicking on each button below will slide open a panel, describing to you the formative events (ranging from the social to the scientific) leading to where we stand today.

2015 – 2020
Curated by Skookum Monkey Skookum Monkey
2015
2015
  • GottaCon
  • WAT (Wrist Activity Trackers) become mainstream with millions of users cataloguing daily health data.
2016
2016
  • Xeon Pharmaseudicals merges with FitBit
  • Smartphone use globally peaks at 2.1 Billion.
2017
2017
  • Google Glasses Relaunched Commercially
  • Augmented Reality use is estimated at 1.2 Billion with an estimated growth of 2.6 billion by 2018 (3x as fast as smart phone adoption rates over the last 5 years).
2018
2018
  • Mars One sends out it’s first unmanned missions to begin setting the stage for colonization in 2024
  • Victoria Times Colonist is chosen (along with 4 other global infomedia groups) as the official publishers of the Mars One missions.
  • Google Driverless Cars begins testing in Victoria, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle (limited)
  • Zotac launches it’s Smart Grid in a co-initiative with Google Fiber
2019
2019
  • NAU (the North Amercian Union) is introduced federally as a referrendum item following another crash in the US financial market. It loses at 48% in Canada and 49% in the US, but most financial service products from the past century are now illegal.
  • Cascadia declares itself a political entity and begins setting up structure for forthcoming vote in 2023.
  • The presales for the iShell, Apple Computer’s response to vehicular augmented reality goes supernova when they announce their partnership with Tesla motors. CHRONOVENTURES’ announces their iView product will be compatible with the new systems and becomes the #1 best ar product in the Apple store for 7 continuous months (eventually being push off the leaderboard spot by Disney’s Angry Birds the Star Wars AR).
  • Augmented Reality is now the primary method by which the 1st world accesses the web. More than 2.9 Billion users are estimated to use it daily either via wearable or handheld technology. The term “arlog” is now used to describe those writing about AR tech or those who use it to blog/vlog.
2020
2020
  • iView (CHRONOVENTURES) app becomes #1 best selling app for GoogleGlass, SamsungReality and Apple iWear augmented spaces.
  • Skookum Monkey wins an auggie award for their AssistedView assessibility project which allows those who are visually impaired to travel the web with their seeing eye dogs/companions.

2015 - 2020

Use this timeline to get a perspective of the scale of time and historical events relative to what happened between 2015 (the year in which GottaCon Retro Gaming Weekend is set) and the present year, 2077.

Clicking on each button below will slide open a panel, describing to you the formative events (ranging from the social to the scientific) leading to where we stand today.

2015 – 2020
Curated by Skookum Monkey Skookum Monkey
2015
  • GottaCon
  • WAT (Wrist Activity Trackers) become mainstream with millions of users cataloguing daily health data.
2016
  • Xeon Pharmaseudicals merges with FitBit
  • Smartphone use globally peaks at 2.1 Billion.
2017
  • Google Glasses Relaunched Commercially
  • Augmented Reality use is estimated at 1.2 Billion with an estimated growth of 2.6 billion by 2018 (3x as fast as smart phone adoption rates over the last 5 years).
2018
  • Mars One sends out it’s first unmanned missions to begin setting the stage for colonization in 2024
  • Victoria Times Colonist is chosen (along with 4 other global infomedia groups) as the official publishers of the Mars One missions.
  • Google Driverless Cars begins testing in Victoria, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle (limited)
  • Zotac launches it’s Smart Grid in a co-initiative with Google Fiber
2019
  • NAU (the North Amercian Union) is introduced federally as a referrendum item following another crash in the US financial market. It loses at 48% in Canada and 49% in the US, but most financial service products from the past century are now illegal.
  • Cascadia declares itself a political entity and begins setting up structure for forthcoming vote in 2023.
  • The presales for the iShell, Apple Computer’s response to vehicular augmented reality goes supernova when they announce their partnership with Tesla motors. CHRONOVENTURES’ announces their iView product will be compatible with the new systems and becomes the #1 best ar product in the Apple store for 7 continuous months (eventually being push off the leaderboard spot by Disney’s Angry Birds the Star Wars AR).
  • Augmented Reality is now the primary method by which the 1st world accesses the web. More than 2.9 Billion users are estimated to use it daily either via wearable or handheld technology. The term “arlog” is now used to describe those writing about AR tech or those who use it to blog/vlog.
2020
  • iView (CHRONOVENTURES) app becomes #1 best selling app for GoogleGlass, SamsungReality and Apple iWear augmented spaces.
  • Skookum Monkey wins an auggie award for their AssistedView assessibility project which allows those who are visually impaired to travel the web with their seeing eye dogs/companions.

This is a role playing game designed for the GottaCon 2015 Gaming Convention. All characters and speculative futures appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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