Why 2014 is the birth of real VR
Virtual Reality was promised to us in the 80's. In the 90's the Internet became the 'virtual world' and Reality became a secondary project - still promised, but not delivered until now. Here are a couple clips to get you pumped about the very near future of VR and its disruptive capability to everything we are used to. My prediction is a fully functional (and monetizable product) Holodeck simulation utilizing the types of technologies shown in these videos.
The technology is there today actually - what is lacking is content - meaning realistic, engaging virtual environments that immerse the user like never before. The Oculus Rift product is the iPhone of this solution - and soon others will follow. An exciting time to be involved in the VR revolution!
Here's a fun video of people experiencing the Oculus Rift VR goggles for the first time using a roller coaster simulator program. I have done this and it's as fun it looks. In this case you truly have to see it to believe it. Once you put these goggles on - you will be hooked.
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