Their is a new technology being developed called Haptic technology. Basically, one would install a chip into a persons brain over certain areas of their brain to allow them to feel or hear what does not actually exist. Now, install contact lenses that put an overlay of graphics, for example ones own gun, explosions, small walls/barriers. The person would be able to "hold" their virtual gun, feel and hear bullets whizzing and even explosions and at least understand where these barriers are.
Now this is obviously a rather expensive, and risky idea so the average person would not be able to afford this, but, would if this becomes a new TV show. A war show that allows for a realistic battlescenes without any of the danger.
It would basically be like the movie Gamer, but without the actual bloodshed, or the controlling of humans.
In fact I wrote like a little promotional paragraph, with some basic ideas on how this works.
"Meet the new blend in reality and fun, watch bullets wiz past your head as you run from cover to cover, feel explosions rock you (Disclaimer:May result in shell-shock), all in the comfort of nature with none of the destruction.
For a gaming system like this to work, first of all, all the people's Neuro-wear would have to be linked up. Probably using some sort of wifi system (which would pretty much force these games into certain areas unless wifi becomes everpresent in the future) this would allow for info flow between each person so that bullets and explosions are rendered in correct position. This would require creating a virtual grid-map for the system to work on (in fact, I bet there could be a commander system just like in BF4 that's easily accesible (with just a thought of the mind)) this would allow for a system keep constant check on where things are. The cool thing is these games could be played in an open field with virtual cover that you could "feel". This virtual cover can be destructible....Basically, this would be the ultimate form of FPS entertainment. This of course, is at least 15 years down the road. We would need the tech to catch up, then to decrease in price to the point this becomes commercially viable, massive investment costs would need to be mitigated by investors. Don't care enough to make it."
What do you guys think? I got most of these ideas from Michio Kaku's new book "The Future of the Mind."