JERUSALEM – People around the world who have been waiting patiently for the last sixty-five years, while the Middle East Peace Process (MEPP) that doesn’t really exist has ground on, and on, and on, will be pleased to know that there is now an app for that. The Virtual Reality version of the MEPP app went viral on Thursday, the first day of its release.
According to its brainchild, P. Alex Schwimner, whose fledgling software company Aspirations Inc. created VRMEPP, the app was designed specifically to appeal to anyone who has been waiting for more than twenty-five years, hoping to see peace in the Middle East, and help tone down their frustration level.
“We thought it would be a niche market and figured, maybe we’d sell a few thousand copies,” he said. “One of our coders wrote it on the back of a napkin. Who knew?”
Schwimner said that he realized that, for most people looking on, the so-called peace process was just a deluded illusion anyway, so he thought: why not make it a little bit more pleasant to look at?
The virtual reality screen gives the viewer a choice of a number of peaceful illusions including an intimate picnic by a babbling brook, a quiet garden scene with flowers, bees and hummingbirds sharing the sunlight, and a tranquil, overhead panoramic vista of a landscape without bombs, fighting and other violence, viewed from a hot air balloon observing another hot air balloon hanging silently in a clear blue sky.
“I know when we’re talking Middle East, those scenes not very realistic,” admitted Schwimner, but it seems to be what some people want, anyway.” Source: FNT Staff
Photo credit: Original images at: CNN , The Guardian , Google Play