I've been reading the course offerings page of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). If I was a young man, I'd go back to school and earn the Masters of Professional Studies degree offered by the program. My alma mater covers just about every aspect of digital media production. The pic below is of Washington Square Park, which is at the center of New York University's campus.
I live out in the woods above Woodstock now. But, not so long ago, I spent my days at NYU and I walked through Washington Square Park every day.
Think of ITP as training programmers and technicians for the Holodeck. Development of a working Holodeck is not the stated goal of the program. In fact, the program has a bit of difficulty defining itself.
Cabin fever is setting in for me up here in the mountains. The driveway is an ice rink. It's difficult to go places and it's cold outside. This is the third winter that I've sat out the rate race and just focused on myself.
The old urge to be in on the action gnaws at me. But, I'm a retired old man! Do I really have the energy and the desire to struggle to learn new tech and to fight it out with the young men and women again?